Basset Hounds and Food allergies
Food allergies are something that is difficult to identify unless one is well aware of the baseline information with regard to this type of allergy. The main symptoms of food allergies in Basset Hounds include the facial itching, limb chewing, belly itching, recurrent ear infections or skin infections.
Since the Basset Hounds consume lot of prepared food materials including various kinds of proteins, fillers, coloring agents and more; in the commercial food materials, the incidences of food allergies are more than one can imagine. Allergic reactions mostly involve the skin or the gastro intestinal tract.
If you come across your Basset Hounds itching after the provision of specific food materials, then suspect the food allergy in this animal. However, conditions like fungal infections need to be ruled out in general before the conclusion of itching as a sign of food allergy.
There are many recorded incidences of allergies in Basset Hounds to corn or to wheat. However, the food allergies vary from Basset Hounds . Read the labels clearly before feeding your Basset Hounds with pet food materials, in such occasions. Too much colored food materials may be avoided since they may cause allergies to your dog.
Food allergies are often linked to the hyper active behavior noticed in the Basset Hounds . Added colors, preservatives, and high fat diet might cause such food allergies in the Basset Hounds and one has to be careful in providing new kind of diet to their Basset Hounds and closely monitor the Basset Hounds for any signs of allergy.
There are many occasions that food allergies might be diagnosed in the Basset Hounds but the Basset Hounds may have other problems like pancreatitis. To rule out the food allergies, observe your Basset Hounds every time you feed them, look for reasons to link the signs of Basset Hounds with food given, specific signs encountered.