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FORMULATION
Scratching the itch for
ALLERGY-FRIENDLY
formulas
By Jordan Tyler | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
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According to a 2018 survey by Banfield, food allergies
in pets are far less common than flea and environmental
allergies. Yet, as pet owners pay closer attention to their
beloved pets' health, wellness and nutrition, many are
seeking limited-ingredient, free-from or clean-label options
that they believe can help address perceived food
allergies and sensitivities.
" Common food allergens are really a function of how
common ingredients are found in food, " explained Gary
Richter, DVM, chief executive officer of Ultimate Pet
Nutrition, Los Angeles. " In other words, the more pets
are eating a specific food item, the greater the chance
they develop a sensitivity to it. "
Protein sources like chicken and beef are some of
the most common food allergens for dogs and fish
is the most common allergen for cats, according to
RuthAnn Lobos, DVM, CCRT, CVAT, senior veterinarian
at Nestlé Purina PetCare, St. Louis. This is
largely because they are the most common proteins
used in pet food. Scientific evidence points to dairy
and wheat as other common canine allergens.
" A food allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction in the
immune system that occurs when exposed to a certain
food, " explained Crystal Wilcoxen, associate director
of product development, H&H Group (Solid Gold and
Zesty Paws). " These foods cause the dog's immune system
to overreact and may lead to itching, gastrointestinal
distress and other health problems. Food allergies
should not be confused with a food intolerance, such as
a lactose intolerance. "
Reactions to food allergens include itching of the
paws, abdomen, groin, face or ears, as well as gastrointestinal
disturbances like flatulence and diarrhea,
shared Heather Mendoza, Ph.D., director of research
and development, Nulo, Austin, Texas. A true food allergy
is far less common than environmental allergies
and food sensitivities, according to Jennifer Freeman,
MS, RVTg, Director of Nutritional Science, Natural
Balance Pet Foods, San Diego. Most dogs who have
a food sensitivity will exhibit symptoms of digestive
upset. However, in some dogs they can also develop
dermatological symptoms such as skin irritation, itchSolid
Gold's
proprietary
nutrientboost™
ingredient
includes plasma,
a natural,
meat-based and
nutrient-rich
protein solution
that offers gut
health benefits to
dogs and cats.
Solid Gold
Novel proteins, limited ingredients and
functional elements can all play a role.
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