Finding good dog food for an allergy.
Is there such a thing as a good dog food for allergies, because it seems as if all the brands on the market is either tainted, substandard or mostly byproducts.
Dog food for allergy and your pet - commercial dog food may be causing allergies that you don’t even know about.
It has become a concern to dog owners that dog food, available in markets and pet shops, is substandard. Because of the poison that has been found in the wheat products sourced from other parts of the world, all of us, I believe, are worried about dog food allergies, and the food we give to our pets.
In addition corn which is a major filler in these foods is likely genetically modified. I believe most Americans are not aware that genetically engineered corn has entered the food supply for humans. A test crop of genetically engineered corn called StarLink was developed as a feed for livestock, e.g. cattle, and pigs. Because livestock has been fed genetically modified foods for years this can cause allergies and illness to our dogs, but when you choose a protein from a rabbit, duck or salmon, these animals have not been fed genetically modified corn or given growth hormones.
I believe that dog food allergies in our dogs can stem from using these substandard grains as a filler. And as we go up the chain from wheat and corn to livestock, meat byproducts that are common ingredients in commercial dog food must also be suspect. How can we trust wheat, corn or the livestock that has been fed with grain that has been compromised or altered?
As I researched this problem of finding a good food for allergies, I have found that different dog breeds are of course from different parts of the world. An Eskimo dog living in the Arctic would eat fish, seal, and other meat with a high fat content. A dog from China who is raised inland and far from the ocean, would of course hunt local food sources. They hunted and ate a different food variety than that of dogs from different geographic regions.
Take for instance the West Highland White Terrier. West Highland White Terrier was bred on the Aisle of Sky, which lies of the western coast of Scotland.
This hardy little dog has good hunting ability for rats, rabbits, squirrels, and this was their main diet source. During our research we have found out that local game in Scotland duck, and salmon.
Potatoes, Oats, and salmon, are foods that are native to Scotland. Owners of West Highland Terriers a hundred years ago would keep these sturdy little dogs as vermin hunters around the farm to protect the Cairns or granaries from vermin infestation, so naturally it would seem logical that these little dogs would be given food such as potatoes, Oats and pieces of mutton to supplement their daily diet of mice and rats caught in the local Cairns.
If we look at the ingredients of kibble commonly sold in pet shops, we find the primary ingredient is wheat. The biggest proportion is wheat or corn. Then as we read the other ingredients we find that beef, and chicken meal, are used as fillers.
Since neither wheat nor corn was in the Westie’s diet, therefore why should we expect this terrier breed to thrive on foods of non-Scottish origin?
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