Symptoms of Food Allergies in Dogs
Many dog parents are surprised when their four-legged companions develop food allergies. But, just like in humans, a food allergy occurs when a dog’s immune system mistakenly believes a specific food is harmful.
Some symptoms of a food allergy in a dog include:
- Chronic ear inflammation
- Paw biting
- Poor coat quality
- Obsessive licking
- Skin rash
- Chronic diarrhea
- Itchy rear end
- Chronic gas
The more the dog is exposed to the allergen, the more severe the reaction will be. Even if your dog is only irritated by the symptoms initially, they could be life-threatening the next time they eat the problem food.
If you notice any of these symptoms in your dog, it is extremely important to have them checked out by a vet to determine if the symptoms are indeed signs of a food allergy.