Common Signs of an Intolerance to Grain in Dog Food
Common signs of an intolerance to grain can be anything from poor digestion (vomiting, diarrhoea, IBS) to itchy skin, paws or even ear infections. These types of issues are being seen increasingly in consultation rooms of UK veterinary practices. If your pet is suffering from any of the above and you’re thinking of going grain-free, you have a few other aspects to consider first. From a nutritional point of view, the most important point to remember when feeding you dog is to ensure his diet is 1- complete and 2- balanced. If you’re feeding a diet with a deficiency or even excess of nutrients, it can seriously harm your dog’s health, regardless of whether or not the food contains any grain. It is certainly possible for a grain-free diet to provide complete nutrition for your four-legged friend but you must ensure it’s correct for his specific needs and requirement. If you’re unsure you can ask one of the Happy Dog vets by emailing [email protected].