Features March 2015 Issue

Will Your Allergic Dog Benefit From a Food-Elimination Trial?

Dogs with year-round allergies, characterized by whole-body itching (and resulting chewing, scratching, and rubbing) are likely to be allergic to something in their diet. A food elimination trial can help identify the problem ingredients so you can avoid buying and feeding diets that contain them.

Will Your Allergic Dog Benefit From a Food-Elimination Trial?

Dogs whose allergies are suspected to be related to their diet will benefit from a food-elimination trial.

When your dog itches, you know it. That relentless licking, scratching, chewing Ė anything he can do to relieve the itch. He seems obsessed, and he probably is. Whatever you do, donít ignore this problem (as if you could!). Incessant scratching and chewing may indicate food allergy. Heíll constantly tear into any place on his body that he can reach with his teeth or claws. You may see ugly hair loss. Until you find the cause, this problem will go from bad to worse.

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe today for instant access to thousands of dog training, health, and nutrition articles and tips. The Whole Dog Journal will...

  • Recommend the best and safest foods and products for your dog.
  • Guide you through the most effective positive dog training methods.
  • Help you understand when your dog is bored, anxious, tired, or hungry. You won't believe some of the signs!
  • Show you the healthiest and most effective homeopathic and mainstream remedies, diets, and medicines.

Your satisfaction to The Whole Dog Journal is guaranteed. Subscribe today to see why hundreds of thousands of dog owners trust us as the #1 source of information.


Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.
Already subscribed but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.