Food Intolerance

Dogs don’t have to be fussy and pampered to be sensitive to certain food.

Our cuddly friends can be sensitive to certain ingredients and additives in their food causing a range of problems. It can often be managed by the food you feed.

It can take trial and error to work out what’s the cause of the food intolerance however your vet may have to rule out other conditions first.

How to know your dog has a food intolerance?

There are some common sign of a food intolerance.

* Itching and scratching

* Lack of appetite

* Bloating and flatulence

* Weight gain or loss

* Light coloured stools or diarrhoea

What kind of food intolerances are there?                            

Dogs may be intolerant to certain ingredients in their food such as gluten and wheat gluten.

What’s the difference between gluten free and wheat gluten free?

It can be pretty confusing when you are reading the labels on your dog’s food as some say gluten free and others wheat gluten free. So what’s the difference?

Wheat gluten free – some dogs suffer from “gluten intolerances”. That means they can’t properly digest wheat gluten. Gluten from other cereals like maize and rice contains gluten but doesn’t cause any allergic reaction or sensitivity.

Gluten free – is where the product doesn’t contain any gluten at all, either wheat or non wheat

Helping to manage food intolerances

Butcher’s provides everything a dog needs and nothing it doesn’t.  We are passionate about only adding the most nutritious and delicious ingredients which means no artificial colourings or flavours.

We at Butcher’s Pet Care understand that some dogs have food intolerances and that’s why we don’t bulk out many of our wet dog food recipes with soya or cereal which makes them gluten free.