An allergy refers to a hypersensitivity of the immune system to otherwise typically harmless substances, like pollen, food or even temperature changes. Sneezing, wheezing, runny noses, irritation: these are tell-tale signs of allergies. And like […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Now that we covered some of the basics about skin, let’s talk about itching and scratching a bit. There are several reasons why dogs and cats itch and scratch. They can be classified into four […]
Now that we know what a food allergy IS, let’s talk about what CAUSES a food allergy. To date, common food ingredients responsible for allergies are chicken, beef, dairy products, pork, lamb, fish, eggs, corn, […]
I want you to think about your favorite food for a moment. Mine is French toast. Now imagine sitting down to a meal of your favorite food. Think about having that favorite meal at […]
Your cat is shaking her head and rubbing her head constantly on the side of the couch or any other surface she can get to. You have taken her to the vet and your kitty […]