Dog food has been the subject of several recalls since February.
Here is a guide to testing for dog-food sensitivity.
What are dog food sensitivities?
In a dog’s case, the symptoms of dog food intolerance can range from mild discomfort to severe reactions.
The symptoms of sensitivities, or dog food allergies, include:In some cases, there is no specific reaction, but in others, the allergy may flare up into a reaction.
These reactions may be severe and can last for days or weeks.
How to test if dog food allergy symptoms are due to a dog?
A dog food product called AlfaVie Dog Food has been recalled due to an allergy to alfa-vie.
In response, Alfa-Vie has released a new version of their Alfa Dog Food that has been specifically tested for dog foods allergy sensitivity.
It is a new, lower fat version of the AlfaDog.
The AlfaPowderDog and AlfaTreat Dog Food have also been recalled.
What if a dog has had food allergies?
If the symptoms associated with a dog allergy flare up after a short time, you can be sure the dog has an allergy.
In addition, the dog should be given a dog food containing the appropriate amount of a specific ingredient, such as gluten-free, casein-free or corn-free.
The allergens tested in this dog food test should be taken as a whole and not grouped as specific food allergens or sensitivities.
For example, if the dog’s symptoms are a reaction to wheat and the dog gets an allergy reaction to gluten, they could have a reaction specifically to gluten and not to the wheat, the allergens in this test would be different.
If you have any questions about dog food or the products in the recall, please call 1-800-A-DOG or email [email protected]