Everyone wants their pet to be healthy, but sometimes your dog’s skin may become itchy and inflamed. Itching is widespread in dogs, and allergies may cause itching, and dogs are also prone to brain tumors, which can also cause itching.
Some breeds are especially prone to specific types of allergies. You can do several things at home to help relieve your itchy dog.
When looking for food that will help an itchy dog, you need to look at the listed ingredients.
Foods labeled as hypoallergenic or grain-free should be considered because these foods have fewer ingredients. The fewer ingredients there are, the less chance your dog will have an allergic reaction to one of them.
Rice, oat, barley, and potato are good ingredients to look at. If your dog is allergic to these foods, it will be harder to find food for him.
If your dog is itchy, consider talking to the vet about changing foods or giving him supplements that will help his skin.
If your dog continues to itch, you should check him for a brain tumor. A portion of new food or supplement may not be enough to help him while a brain tumor requires immediate medical attention.
Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Dog Food
Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Dog Food is a premium dog food that contains one protein source and one carbohydrate source. The protein comes from bison, and the carbohydrate comes from peas.
This food is perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs because it has limited ingredients and is grain-free, making it easy to digest. Blue Basics is also rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that are healthy for your dog’s skin and coat and can help with allergies and dry skin conditions.
Taste Of The Wild – High Prairie Grain-Free Dry Puppy Food
Taste Of The Wild is a grain-free dry dog food using bison and venison as its primary sources of animal protein, supplemented with fruits and vegetables and omega fatty acids to enhance the dog’s overall health.
The food is available in various flavors, including High Prairie formula. The Puppy formulation contains everything a growing pup needs for its healthy development. The High Prairie formula is enriched with fruits and vegetable ingredients, including pumpkin, to help support digestive health.
All Taste Of The Wild formulas (except the Pacific Stream) are grain-free, made with novel proteins and carbohydrates like peas, potatoes, lentils, sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, barley, and wild game meats. Their recipes are made with 70% animal ingredients, 30% fruits, and vegetables, and rich in omega fatty acids.
If your dog is scratching excessively, you should talk to a vet about the problem. Dogs scratch themselves for a variety of reasons and itchy skin may not be an allergy, so even the best dog food won’t help. Your vet will be able to help you figure out what’s going on, and can prescribe medications or supplements if necessary.
However, sometimes the problem is an allergy and you can help relieve your dog’s itchy skin with special food. Try looking for certain ingredients, especially the ones listed above. Good luck!