Finding the right treat for pets with grain allergies
Did you know that before we started raising dogs as household pets they roamed free and ate mostly meat? It’s true! In fact, our pet’s digestive system isn’t really made to handle all the grains some pet foods and treats contain. That’s why many of our pets have an intolerance to grains. A diet high in grains such as wheat and corn can lead to problems such as stomachaches, ear infections, and even skin issues.
Although it’s hard to diagnose a food intolerance, here are a few symptoms:
- Excessive itching of the skin
- Pawing at the ears
These are just a few symptoms; however, many other issues can occur if your pet has a grain intolerance. Luckily, there are foods and treats with yummy ingredients without the grains. Treats such as Tasties Bite-Sized Baked Treats for Dogs by Wigzi are delicious treats for dogs that do not contain wheat, potatoes or corn, and they are made with gluten-free pea flour. These bite-sized treats come in three different flavors with zero artificial flavors or preservatives, and contain 3-5 natural ingredients at most, which is great for health conscious pet parents. Therefore, if your dog has been diagnosed with grain allergies, you don’t have to stop giving yummy treats!
If you suspect your pet has a food intolerance, it’s important to see your vet to determine the right course of action.