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Dog Food Allergies

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, and grains (e.g. wheat, whey). Corn and wheat are often used as cheap fillers in pet foods.

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Hot spot

How to treat hot spots in dogs

Dogs can develop hot spots for many reasons, but the most common reasons are seasonal or topical allergies, food allergies or a food intolerance.  Hot spots are red, open wounds that often become infected and are made worse by your dog licking and chewing on them.  A change in diet can often dramatically reduce the recurrence of hot spots or even eliminate them altogether.