Dog Foods With Hydrolyzed Protein

Dog Foods With Hydrolyzed Protein
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Hydrolyzed protein diets help food-allergic dogs by providing such small protein molecules that an allergic reaction is virtually impossible. Your dog’s immune system should not perceive the miniscule protein molecules as a threat and therefore should not respond by creating an allergic reaction.
What is Hydrolyzed Protein in Dog Food?
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Show your dog how much you care with this nutritious dog food. The food offers a savory flavor your dog will love. Help maintain your canine companion's good health with this Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hypoallergenic Hydrolyzed Protein Dog Food. The food features a tasty, mouthwatering flavor that will keep your pet coming back for more. Food Type: Dry Food What is Hydrolyzed Protein in Dog Food?
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Hydrolyzed protein diets often feature chicken or soy as the protein source, with soy often preferred since few dogs have likely consumed soy protein as part of their former diet, so they are unlikely to be allergic to the soy protein. These proteins are usually paired with potato, rice or cornstarch as the carbohydrate source as these are less commonly used in commercial dog food production than other carbohydrates like whole kernel corn or wheat.Hydrolyzed protein diets are one option owners of dogs with food allergies can try, but they may not work in all cases. If your dog’s symptoms do not improve with a hydrolyzed protein diet, you may want a commercially prepared hypoallergenic diet that features unique sources of protein and carbohydrates that may not create an allergic reaction in your dog.Royal Canin uses hydrolyzed soy protein and rice to provide nutrition for both puppies and adult dogs with food allergies. It also contains ingredients to improve a dog’s skin and coat, as well as balancing a dog’s digestive system. This highly digestible diet is available in a dry formula only. It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing females.I recently ran across an article in Forbes magazine detailing a new dog food that uses hydrolyzed feather meal as a protein source. (Hydrolization is a process through which proteins are broken down into such tiny fragments that the immune system no longer recognizes and reacts to them.) The food in question is designed to help dogs with adverse reactions to traditional protein sources, a description that fits my dog Apollo. He has severe inflammatory bowel disease.Hydrolyzed Protein is also used in the manufacturing process of certain specially formulated Hypoallergenic for dogs and puppies that suffer from allergies caused by certain protein and carbohydrate types in . This means that the protein contents of the food are split into tiny bits which ensures that the dog's immune system barely recognizes an allergic threat.I consider other products that take a different approach to be truly hypoallergenic. Several pet food manufacturers produce "hydrolyzed" diets made from proteins that have been split into such tiny pieces that the immune system does not mount an allergic reaction against them. The carbohydrate source and other ingredients that are included are also very unlikely to stimulate the immune system. While nothing in veterinary medicine ever works in all patients, I’ve had much better luck diagnosing and managing food allergies in dogs since I’ve started relying more on hydrolyzed foods and using novel/limited ingredient foods in a backup role.