Hypoallergenic - something that’s unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Maybe we might not know it, but some dogs (maybe even yours!) are allergic to certain ingredients in dog food. This ingredient could be anything from vegetables or fruits to chicken or beef. If your dog experiences allergic reactions to his or her food, which we’ve talked about before here, then it might be a good idea to switch to a hypoallergenic dog food brand for the time being until you figure out if your dog really is allergic and which ingredients exactly cause the allergy.
What’s so different about hypoallergenic dog food?
Basically, hypoallergenic dog food contains novel proteins or ingredients that are unlikely to cause allergic reactions in your dog. It’s made out of stuff that’s not in your normal bag of kibble and is likely something your dog hasn’t tried before. There’s also little to no chemicals or preservatives. Here’s some that we recommend for you to try if you need it, all found on our store or on many pet stores in the Philippines:
Royal Canin’s Veterinary Diet Dry Dog Food Hypoallergenic Canine
Royal Canin is one of the most esteemed dog food brands - and they’ve also got great hypoallergenic dog food for your dog to try. This dog food is also good for dogs who are on a veterinary diet. It’s made out of rice and hydrolyzed proteins of soya and poultry liver, combined with other oils, minerals, and marigold extract. The nutrients in the food, alongside fatty acids EPA and DHA support a balanced digestive system and skin health, making it a great option for dogs who may need a hypoallergenic diet. You can check it out here.
Brit Care’s Adult and Small Breed - Lamb and Rice Dog Food
Tailored specifically for adult dogs of small breeds, this bag from Brit Care is mainly made out of lamb and rice. Other ingredients include low quantities of chicken fat, dried apples, salmon oil, herbs, fruits, and others. Brit Care also has other products that are hypoallergenic, made out of different ingredients, and are targeted for other sizes and age groups. Though, you can check out this one here.
Go!’s Sensitivities Pollock Recipe - All Life Stages Dry Dog Food
Designed for all life stages, Petcurean’s Go! Sensitivities is made out of pollock as the main protein and as very few ingredients as possible. It’s grain, gluten, and potato-free and doesn’t contain any wheat, corn, or soy. This dog food contains fibers from dried chicory root to support sensitive stomachs and omega oils to give a healthy skin and coat. There’s also other variants that are hypoallergenic and made with different ingredients, but you can get this one here.