Caring for a Dog with Food Allergies
WebMD reveals the signs, symptoms, and triggers for food allergies in dogs.
Q: Is there anything I can do to keep my puppy from developing food
A: I don’t think anyone is going to tell you that you can prevent food
allergies if your puppy is predisposed. My opinion is that if you provide a
diet that has some variety in it, so they’re getting a natural rotation, you’re
maintaining gut health by doing that.
I do recommend for young puppies and kittens that people put them on
probiotics. I’m very concerned about the use of antibiotics in growing animals.
I think it messes up their gut balance and I think it may make them more likely
to become allergic over time. So for puppies, I try to avoid antibiotics and
use probiotics up to six months to one year of age and give them a diet that’s
fairly high in variety.