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Exploring the Wheat Free World March 20, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Trail Dog Treats @ 8:15 pm

Food allergies.  Not only can this be a problem for humans, but for dogs too. 

Dogs react to food allergies by generally suffering with skin and coat problems. If you’ve experienced such allergies with your dog, you know the importance of taking your dog to a vet for formal diagnosis, and in turn learning how to treat such allergies.

Researching food allergies, and more specifically wheat/gluten allergies, I’ve found the following to be common symptoms:

  • Itchy skin
  • Shaking of the head
  • Ear inflammation
  • Licking front paws
  • Rubbing face on carpet
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence
  • Sneezing
  • Asthma like symptoms
  • Anal itching
  • Behavioural changes
  • Seizures

Many dog owners never suspect that a wheat allergy could be the cause of their dog’s health problems, usually because the dog has been fed the same food all its life and the symptoms have only recently appeared. But dogs are no different from humans in the fact that food allergies can develop over a period of time.

If your dog has been diagnosed with a wheat allergy and dealing with the restrictions of an exclusive diet, Trail Dog Treats is happy to offer a delicious alternative in the snack department!

Tatum and I are experimenting in the kitchen to replace wheat and white flour with substitutes like white rice flour, brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, cornflour, and potato flour.  Sure to be a hit with dogs on wheat free diets!

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