Dogs With Food Allergies: Symptoms, Common Triggers, and More

WebMD reveals the signs, symptoms, and triggers for food allergies in dogs.
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However, if children live in a home with a resource-guarding dog, the situation becomes unacceptably risky. Children are more likely to get bitten because they’re less able to recognize a dog’s warning signals and more likely to behave recklessly around the dog. In some cases, the risk of living with a dog who guards resources is too high for adults, too. For example, some dogs guard food on tables and counters, leftover food on dishes in the dishwasher and food dropped on the floor. Because it’s impossible to avoid these situations, it’s impossible to prevent the guarding behavior.
The two most common allergies found among dogs are to foods and inhalants.
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"We found that the caudate response of each dog in the first experiment correlated with their choices in the second experiment," Berns says. "Dogs are individuals and their neurological profiles fit the behavioral choices they make. Most of the dogs alternated between food and owner, but the dogs with the strongest neural response to praise chose to go to their owners 80 to 90 percent of the time. It shows the importance of social reward and praise to dogs. It may be analogous to how we humans feel when someone praises us." Bring ye unto him milk and fat with meat; this is the right food for the dog.
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Photo provided by Flickr4. Paterson S: Food hypersensitivity in 20 dogs with skin and gastrointestinal signs.  36:529-534, 1995.
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Foods rich in fat, like bacon, can lead to the disease pancreatitis in dogs. Once a dog has developed pancreatitis, their pancreas' become inflamed and stop functioning correctly.Only dog food manufacturers think this nonsense makes sense. Dogs and people share roughly 75% the same genetic makeup, and we have similar nutritional needs. What we’re doing to our own health with processed foods, we’re also doing to our dogs. And it’s happening faster.It should also be noted that the amount of damage these foods can do vary on the specific breeds and sizes of your dogs. Like humans, all dogs are different and can react differently to foods. Though it's better to keep them away from these foods just for good measure.When dogs eat protein in their meals, it’s first pre-digested in the stomach where acids and enzymes break the proteins into smaller pieces. This partially digested food then moves into the small intestine, where it’s further digested (or hydrolyzed) and the proteins are broken down into their smallest parts: amino acids. These little amino acids are then allowed to travel through the walls of the small intestine and into the body, through special cells called enterocytes. These cells are capable of rejecting any amino acids they see as a threat … and any foreign protein that does get through is quickly attacked and killed by the immune system.Despite what you’ve heard from friends, vets and pet food manufacturers, wholesome ”people food” is good for dogs. People food is only bad for dog food makers. BL: Definitely. In my workshop, I have a list of foods that people can add to their dog’s meal. I tell them to stick it on the fridge as a reminder. You can take a scoop of good kibble and combine it with carrots, honey or a whole egg. Another one is canned salmon, which is super-easy and convenient. If you do nothing else, add a little canned salmon to your dog’s kibble every day. It’s one of the healthiest things you can do.