What you should know about allergies and intolerances in dogs

Help, my dog has a problem! No need to worry. From vomiting to diarrhoea, from itching to watery eyes, chances are your best buddy is simply reacting to bad food. Have you ever thought about fully balanced hypoallergenic kibble or wet food? Celtic Connection puts you on the road to a healthy, happy four-legged friend.

What are the most common allergens?

Research on dogs shows that as many as 85% of food-sensitive dogs have an intolerance/allergy to beef. 42% cannot tolerate chicken. It is often different types of protein to which they are intolerant, including dairy products, grain, gluten, and so on. Grain is often found in less high-quality dog foods: after all, it is a cheap source of protein for producers. However, there are many drawbacks to this: grain stops the intake of important nutrients and minerals, which are necessary for a good immune system.

At Celtic Connection, we believe that dogs deserve the best. That's why we choose grain-free food, with lots of real, fresh meat and natural ingredients that not only taste good, but are also healthy for your dog.

"As many as 85% of food-sensitive dogs react badly to beef"

How to avoid problems and intolerances in your dog?

If you know that so many dogs have problems with beef, step one is: buy pet food without beef! For example, all Celtic Connection products are beef-free. Is the problem somewhere else? Then serve your dog food with meat from the same animal family for a few weeks. At Celtic Connection, we always put together such recipes. We combine salmon and trout, chicken and turkey, duck and goose, and so on. That way, we don't mix two completely different types of protein, and we reduce the risk of intolerances.

"By choosing meat from the same animal group, we reduce the risk of intolerances."

Try out different recipes and keep track of the results. If the ailments disappear, you have found the ideal recipe. If the ailments still do not disappear, it may be advisable to go to the vet.

Did you know...the natural ingredients in our recipes ensure that the 5 main 'detox' organs in your dog's body are supported? They are the lungs, liver, stomach, kidneys and skin.

Celtic Connection recommends the following food in case of complaints:

  • Skin problems? Avoid food and treats that contain chicken

  • Vomiting? Go for an easily digestible recipe with fish, like our 'Salmon with Trout'

  • Diarrhoea? 'Lamb with Goat' is ideal for sensitive bellies

  • Too skinny? 'Duck with Goose' contains a bit more fat

Is the problem somewhere else? Let us know, and together we will find the best solution for a perfectly healthy dog.

Make the switch now to the most nutritious, hypoallergenic food for your dog. Check out our product range here.