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Dog Food Allergies

By Colleen Williams
April 3, 2018 • 1 min. read
yellow lab dog itching itself

Is your dog is constantly itching, scratching, and biting fur, and you can’t figure out why? Maybe you’ve felt like you’ve tried everything from changing grooming routines to special shampoos, and even medications. But have you tried changing your dog’s diet?

Food is one culprit behind allergic reactions like itchiness in dogs that owners can often overlook. In fact, there are dog food allergies and dog food intolerances which produce similar symptoms, and just like humans, canines can suffer from either or both. Food allergies in dogs can cause not only digestive problems like vomiting and diarrhea, they also tend to cause those painful skin issues, and can even lead to behavioral problems. If you or your vet suspect that your pup may have be having an adverse reaction to certain foods, and you’re wondering what it all means, you’re in the right place.

NomNomNow has a fantastic guide about dog food allergies with Dr. Justin Shmalberg, a DVM and NomNomNow‘s own veterinary nutritionist. Check out their article Dog Food Allergies covering the following chapters, and see the infographic below for more information on what’s making your pup feel not-so-great.

itchy dog infographic

This content was made possible by NomNomNow. Founded in 2015, NomNomNow seeks a natural approach to a dog’s diet. They developed a company that analyzes a pet parent’s needs, creates a unique health profile for their dog, and then cooks, custom-packages and ships meals every week. Find out more at

colleen williams
By Colleen Williams

Over the past decade, Colleen has written about health, wellness, beauty, and even pets for The New York Times, The Cut, Refinery29, xoVain, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and Seattle Met Magazine, as well as many beauty brands. She has a BFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York.

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