DOGS WITH ALLERGIES
SIGNS OF ALLERGIES + INTOLERANCES IN DOGS
Many pet parents believe itching, scratching, and other symptoms are just 'part of being a dog', but they are not! These symptoms (and more) can be indicators that one or more food and/or environmental substances may be causing your dog discomfort.
An intolerance or sensitivity is primarily driven by a gastrointestinal response. These responses can be symptomatic conditions that are not true allergic reactions such as digestive disturbances and cramps. Intolerances and sensitivities can be ‘reset’ by removing or reducing consumption of the trigger for a period of time (up to 45 days).
An allergy is typically driven by an immune response in the body and affects multiple organ systems in the body. An allergy can trigger symptoms similar to those triggered by intolerances/sensitivities.
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Dogs are susceptable to imbalances causing sensitivites related to synthetic nutrients and other chemicals that are often found in most dog foods.
Pro: Finding a food that doesn't use synthetic ingredients (like COAST+RANGE) can help eliminate the possibility of symptoms relative to synthetic dietary inclusions.
Con: It can be tough to find foods made without synthetic nutrients, preservatives, and sweeteners.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG HAS AN INTOLERANCE
1.) Talk to your vet.
2.) Review your dog's routine
3) Get an intolerance test
4) If you suspect/receive results that identify a certain ingredient or environmental substance
5) Implement a rotational diet for your dog.
6.) Consider getting your dog tested for allergies.
7.) Include reparative/restorative ingredients in your dog's diet
TALK TO YOUR VET
You and your vet know your dog the best. Your vet’s advice is very important to the overall health and well-being of your dog, but you play an important role in this process. Education on all health matters is very important! Asking your vet questions about how prescribed treatments or diets can benefit your dog and help your dog's condition is the best way to make sure your pup is getting the best care!
REVIEW YOUR DOG'S ROUTINE
When you are presented with symptoms of allergies or intolerances in your dog, look at their routine! Think about their
Water: Is it filtered? Unfiltered water may have minerals/chemicals that kill good + bad gut bacteria in the stomach. Filtered water has a direct correlation to gut health!
Exercise: Pay attention to their behavior when exercising, their environment, and things they come into contact with such as plants, standing water, etc.
Antibiotics + Medications: Medications such as antibiotics, flea and tick treatments, and other synthetic remedies can affect your dog's gut health and have side affects.
Cleaning Products: Such as carpet + floor cleaners and surface cleaners that can be licked/ingested on a recurring basis.
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CONSIDER AN INTOLERANCE TEST
Get your dog tested for sensitivities.
Pros: The tests are less expensive (they typically range from $150 to $300) and don't require your dog being physically exposed to the allergen.
Con: May not be as accurate as an allergy test.
EXCLUSIONARY DIETS WITH LIMITED INGREDIENTS
Our foods nourish your dog with nature - nothing from a lab! We use high-quality animal proteins and reputably-sourced, simple ingredients to gently-bake a food that not only meets or exceeds the AAFCO nutrient requirements, but gives your dog optimal levels of nutrition without cheap fillers, synthetic vitamins, minerals, and amino acids because our formulas contain limited ingredients great for exclusionary diets
If you suspect it is a certain ingredient or environmental substance, restrict this substance from your dogs diet or environment. (limited ingredient foods
Pros: Easy to do yourself
Con: expensive, time consuming, and guessing.
Implement a rotational diet for your dog by feeding them a range of nutrient-dense ingredients. Rotational diets can help avoid the development of food sensitivities caused by repeated or over-exposure to ingredients.
Pro Tip: With COAST+RANGE, we offer 'rotational' subscriptions so your dog receives alternating formulas for a nutrient-diverse diet made easy!
If your dog is still struggling with symptoms, you may want to consider getting your dog tested for allergies.
Pros: You have a much better probability of knowing what you're dealing with / more scientific approach
Con: Very expensive (sometimes up to $500 or more!) and often require exposing your dog to the substance, which means they will get sick in the process.
Symptomes can be an immune response (generically inflammation) which is why we include turmeric (antiinflammatory)
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