Allergy to flea bites and environmental allergens like pollen, grass and house dust
Allergy is a very common problem for dogs and may cause itching, skin reddening, hair loss and skin and ear infections.
Does your dog:
If so, there is a good chance that they are having an allergic reaction. Allergies are caused by a faulty overreaction of the immune system. The immune system normally protects the body against potentially harmful bacteria and viruses. But in case of allergy that same immune system reacts to harmless particles (called ‘allergens’).
Totally curing an allergy in your dog is hard. But, with the right measures, the allergy can be maintained without symptoms so that your dog can live a long and healthy life.
It is given that food without the allergen will help a food allergic dog. But even with other allergen causes, there are several food components, such as special fatty acids, that are known to support the skin condition and health of allergic patients.
The likelihood of developing an allergy is affected by genetics, food and environment. Read more →
Tips on how to help your dog with their allergies here →
These contain a limited number of ingredients to reduce the risk of allergic reactions. All variants are gluten free, and the ingredients chosen have a low risk of triggering your dog's food allergy.
It is almost impossible to avoid causing allergens like house dust, grass, pollen and fleas. Fortunately you can still help your dog to deal with their allergy, by choosing the right food.
A double-blinded study confirms that the uniquely high levels of special fatty acids in our Omega Plus Support can improve the skin and coat condition of dogs with atopy.
The special skin-focused vitamin and mineral composition also support a healthy skin and coat. And last, but not least – your dog will love the taste.
An allergic dog is often affected by several types of allergy – for example they may suffer from both grass and food allergies. The best nutritional support for these dogs is a specially designed food that has a low risk of triggering food allergy and is high in special fatty acids.
SPECIFIC™ Allergy Management Plus is a unique food designed for dogs with pollen, house dust, flea and food allergy - or any combination of these allergies.
We have taken the best features in allergy management and have put them into one diet. SPECIFIC™ Allergy Management Plus combines hydrolysed proteins, special fatty acids and a skin-focused vitamin and mineral composition. More details about the diet →
Finding the exact causing allergen can take time. You and your vet will need to work together closely. Approaches may include a special food trial. Alternatively blood and other samples may be required.
Skin problems may be caused by something other than allergy. To determine the cause, your vet will make a thorough examination of your dog and perform tests.