details of what ingredients are involved in Hypoallergenic pet food


Hypoallergenic pet food for dogs and cats: The many advantages of natural pet food

Our pets enrich our lives in so many ways. Faithful feline friends and devoted doggies, who are always there to greet us at the end of a hard day, are a constant source of love and comfort. It seems only fair then that in return we provide them with the very best possible care.

Of course, one of the best ways to take care of your dog is to ensure they have a well-balanced, nutritious diet that enables them to lead a healthy, happy and long life.

But how do we know which dog food or cat food is best?

The question of what to feed our pets has been hotly debated and thoroughly researched in recent years. Whilst studies have exposed the poor quality and health risks associated with many commercial dog and cat food brands, hypoallergenic pet food has emerged as one of the best quality and most trustworthy choices now available to owners.

So let’s take a look at hypoallergenic pet food and its most common health benefits in more detail.

What is hypoallergenic pet food?

This is a variety of natural pet food that is formulated to work with your pet’s digestive system and, as the name suggests, limit their exposure to food allergies and intolerances.

There isn’t one universal recipe cat or dog food must follow in order to qualify as hypoallergenic. But true varieties of hypoallergenic dog food will avoid the most common food allergens for canines, which include beef, soy and wheat.

While the best hypoallergenic cat food will steer clear of diary, corn gluten meal and seafood - the three biggest offenders for kitties.

Be warned though, rising popularity has led to increasing use of the label ‘hypoallergenic’ under false pretences, as a marketing ploy to boost sales. So when purchasing pet food online or from a local pet store, owners should always check the full list of ingredients carefully.

The benefits of hypoallergenic

1) Prevents the symptoms of food allergies

As hypoallergenic cat and dog food significantly reduces the occurrence of food allergies, it also saves your precious pet from suffering the nasty symptoms they cause, including:

  • Digestive issues, such as sickness, diarrhoea, gas and bloating.
  • Skin irritations – which cause rashes as well as obsessive itching, licking and biting of certain areas of the body.
  • Recurring ear and/or skin infections

In addition hypoallergenic cat food can help those kitties suffering from severe hair loss and fur ball problems, caused by swallowing fur when excessively scratching or grooming.

2) Can help with other health conditions

Aside from the symptoms of allergies, hypoallergenic pet foods for dogs and cats have been shown to alleviate a great number of other significant health problems, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Blocked anal glands
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Colitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • And some kidney ailments

3) It’s easier on digestion

As their higher quality ingredients are much more easily digested, hypoallergenic dog and cat food is not only recommended to suffers of specific food allergies but also those who suffer from more general food intolerances and sensitivities.

This includes younger and older pets as well as certain breeds.

4) It’s easier on your bank account too

Although this 100% natural pet food pet food for cats and dogs is often viewed as the more expensive option, in the long run it could actually save you money in two key respects.

Preventing costly visits to the vet: 90 percent of a pet’s illnesses can be traced back to their diet. It follows that any significant improvement to that diet - such as switching to a premium quality food source - would prevent many of these illnesses arising in the first place.

Reducing food bills: What’s more, hypoallergenic pet food tends to have a higher nutrient content and is free from fillers so you can feed your pet less, making your supplies last longer and your money stretch further.

5) Promote general well-being

The overall health impacts go much further than preventing and improving various illnesses and ailments. Natural pet food that cuts out artificial additives can lead to fresher breath, reduced body odour, a shiner coat and in some cases, better behaviour in dogs and cats.

Plus, studies show that dogs exposed to processed foods can be hyperactive, lethargic and irritable. Whereas those on hypoallergenic dog food, made with natural ingredients, are calmer, more attentive, easier to train and generally better behaved.

Find out more about hypoallergenic food for dogs and cats

Think hypoallergenic might be the way forward for your pet? Take a look at Parcelpet’s line of natural cat food here, or for our delicious hypoallergenic dog food range visit this page.

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