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.
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 […]
Dogs get ear infections for lots of reasons. Some dogs with floppy ears are just prone to more ear infections, like spaniels and hounds. Dogs who spend time in water can get moisture trapped underneath their ears which can cause ear infections.
But did you know that your dog’s food can be a contributor or could even be causing your dog’s recurring ear infections? An overgrowth of yeast could mean that your dog is not getting the nutrition it needs out of its food. Your dog may be itching its ears, scratching its ears more than normal or rubbing its ears on objects or people.
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, […]
You know it’s important to get your kitten to the vet for his first checkup. You probably know that spaying and neutering increase the health of your new kitten. But did you know that your […]