Benefits of Switching to a Hypoallergenic Dog Food


You may be surprised to learn that food intolerances are a common problem amongst pets, and your dog might suffer from itchy or poor quality skin, flatulence, regurgitation, diarrhoea, or vomiting. Lower quality pet food, packed with artificial additives, chemicals, and known hyper-sensitising ingredients, can often cause disturbances.

Feeding a higher quality hypoallergenic food can help to reduce symptoms. Read on to find out what dog food is best for allergies and the benefits of switching to hypoallergenic dog food.

What is Hypoallergenic Dog Food?

Hypoallergenic dog food is a recipe formulated without common allergens to dogs such as wheat, wheat gluten, dairy and soya. The recipes are usually made from natural sources and are free from common ingredients that could irritate your dog.  Before purchasing any new dog food, it is a good idea to visit your vet to discuss your pet's problems so they can make sure there is not an underlying cause that requires treatment.

Benefits of Hypoallergenic Dog Food

Hypoallergenic dog food can not only reduce allergic reactions but can also improve your dog’s coat and reduce the risk of other health problems. They usually have added proteins, vitamins, and minerals that can aid your dog's immune system. It for that reason that many dog owners opt to feed their dog a hypoallergenic recipe as a preventative measure, even if their pets don’t display any allergy symptoms. Peace of mind that your dog is getting fed reliable, good quality ingredients that are highly digestible and nutritious is a reason why hypoallergenic foods have the potential to be great for all dogs.

Switching Over To a Hypoallergenic Recipe

It is essential to introduce any new food to your dog gradually. We recommend a period over 2-3 weeks as it takes time for the digestive enzymes and microflora to adjust. Too much disruption through changing too quickly could be counter-productive, or, at worst, cause an adverse reaction. You can get around this issue by gradually reducing the amount of old food and slowly introducing the new food to the diet. Do not anticipate the effects to be instantaneous – the result of this diet is gradual.

Hypoallergenic Dog Food From WCF

At WCF Select (otherwise, known as West Cumberland Farmers), our hypoallergenic dog foods contain a “no nasties” formula of no wheat, wheat gluten, pork, beef, eggs, dairy, or soya - these can cause sensitivity in dogs. Our premium dog foods are made in the UK and are produced using only natural ingredients for a happy and healthy dog.  Shop our hypoallergenic dog food range online for dog food delivery UK.

WCF Naturally Devoted Dog Food

Containing only natural ingredients, this hypoallergenic recipe has no added artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives. Naturally Devoted dog food contains rice, oats, and high levels of easily digestible proteins which are gentle on your pet’s digestive system. The range includes small breed dog food, puppy food, and adult dog food. Available in a selection of mouth-watering flavours including fish, lamb, or turkey. Click here to buy Naturally Devoted Dog Food online.

WCF Lakes Original Dog Food

Our Lakes Original range, suitable for dogs with allergies, is made from a hypoallergenic, veterinary-approved recipe to supply a natural energy source while providing a diet filled with premium ingredients. It’s free from wheat, wheat gluten, dairy, soya, contains Omega 3 & 6, and offers many health benefits to dogs that have sensitive stomachs or allergies. Available in chicken, lamb, fish, or salmon. The range caters to small breed dogs, puppies, and adult dogs. Click here to buy our Lakes Original Dog Food range online.

To see more dog food comparison options, visit our WCF Pet & Equestrian Stores or Shop Online. If you are unsure of the best sensitive stomach dog food to buy, please contact your vet for further advice.

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