Do you have an itchy cat, even when it’s not flea season and there’s not a flea in sight? Does your kitty have dandruff or dry skin? Some cats get extra oily skin from food allergies. Others develop little pustules on their chins or the base of their tail. Some cats throw up more often or will have runny stools. If your cat is suffering from any of these, it may be a food intolerance. The first thing you should always do is check with your vet, as any or all of these could be signs of a more serious condition. Once you’ve ruled those out, take a look at your cat’s diet to find the culprit.
Does your dog have a food allergy? Let’s take a look at your food. Feeding the same food to a dog everyday may cause them to develop an allergy or intolerance to common ingredients. The most common food ingredients responsible for allergies are chicken, beef, dairy, pork, lamb, fish, eggs, corn, soy, and grains (e.g. wheat, whey). Corn and wheat are often used as cheap fillers in pet foods.
Vomiting can be signs of a serious problem, including obstructions in your dog’s intestines. If your dog has suddenly started vomiting, please take your dog to your vet for care. Some dogs, despite being in […]
Your cat could have diarrhea for numerous reasons, including ingesting foreign substances. If your cat shows signs of distress or has a sudden case of diarrhea, please contact your vet immediately.
Cats with chronic diarrhea or loose stools are often experiencing an inflammation of the gastrointestinal system. This can be caused from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is often closely linked to the food that your cat is eating.
So you suspect your feline might have a cat food allergy. Most food allergies in pets are actually a food intolerance. The vast majority of cat foods offer only two sources of protein, chicken and fish. Some brands of cat food also use cheap fillers which can make allergies worse. Cats can have a hard time digesting grains such as corn or wheat, causing them to have allergy-like symptoms.
Cats like to be clean. Did you know that cats spend up to 50% of their day cleaning themselves? That’s a lot of cleaning! If your cat is excessively cleaning themselves to the point of losing hair, this could be a sign that your cat food needs a change.
Is your dog itchy? Scratching himself constantly? Missing hair? Chewing on his paws? All of these are signs that it may be time for you to consider a new diet for your dog. Let’s […]
Felines have very different nutritional requirements compared to humans and dogs. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that they more readily digest proteins from meat. They also consume much of their water directly through their […]
Addiction Foods offers many nutritional solutions for pets with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). We carefully select ingredients that have low-allergenic properties, as described below. After your veterinarian has diagnosed your dog or cat with IBD, […]
Here at Addiction Pet Foods, we take skin and coat stuff seriously. Very seriously. We spend a good deal of our time formulating foods and treats to help our animal friends improve the condition of […]