Homemade Dog Treats, Dog Treat Recipes, Dog Quotes
Can you make your own allergy free dog treats?
The answer is yes.
They are also referred to as hypoallergenic dog treats or allergy dog treats.
Let's first get an understanding about food allergies in dogs.
It is estimated that 1 in 7 dogs are affected, and heredity can be a cause. The food producing the problem is usually one that the dog has been eating for awhile. Over time, his immune system develops a sensitivity to it and that's when the allergy occurs.
If you notice your dog constantly scratching after being treated for
fleas or ticks, you will want to take him to the vet to determine if he
has a food allergy.
If he does, he will be placed on a hypoallergenic diet which is a special diet containing a limited number of ingredients and no food coloring, preservatives or flavorings. After several weeks, other ingredients will be slowly added back into the diet to try to pinpoint the one causing the problem.
Typical food allergens include what are known as "food binders":
FDA approved, use in oven, microwave, freezer, dishwasher.