The Truth About Sensitivity to Food in Dogs
- Choose a food with a named meat as the main ingredient. Dogs need a diet that is primarily meat. But do you want to know the difference between a high quality food and a cheap supermarket or bulk brand? The amount of meat. Check the labels out yourself and you will see that for a high-quality brand a named meat is first on the ingredients list, whereas in a cheap food meat is way down the list. Ideally you want a food with meat that is both specified (chicken, lamb, fish, etc) and in "meal" (pre-dehydrated) form. This has the highest meat content.Fact: All Pro Pac Ultimates and Earthborn Holistic formulas use a named meat meal is the main ingredient. This ensures a very high content of high-quality meat.
- Avoid "filler" ingredients with low (or no) nutritional value. What good are cereals, grain husks, gluten and other "waste" products for your dog? Virtually no good at all. But check the label of any cheap food and that will be the first (and main) ingredient. You wouldn't eat this stuff (in fact most of these ingredients are classed as "unfit for human consumption") so don't give them to your dog either. It's not doing him any good!Fact: Pro Pac Ultimates and Earthborn Holistic do not contain any "filler" ingredients. All of the ingredients in these foods are of high-quality and chosen specifically for their nutritional value for dogs.
- Avoid ingredients with general and vague names. Do you know what "meat products and fats", "meat meal", "meat by-products", "poultry by-product meal", "bone meal" or "animal by-products" are? All parts of all types of animals (including those not good for a dog to eat) that are "unfit for human consumption". Waste products and cheap to produce - so they end up in cheap dog foods. Fact: Pro Pac Ultimates and Earthborn Holistic contain none of these ingredients. There are NO waste animal products, just high quality meats of the kind that are also fit for human consumption.
- Avoid the main allergy-causing ingredients: wheat, soy, beef, corn and dairy. If your dog is scratching or biting or has a coat in poor condition, check to see if the food you are using contains any of these. They are the main culprits in food-based allergies in dogs. We have seen almost miraculous changes in dogs taken off these ingredients. And if you think your dog is healthy and is eating any of these anyway, try removing them from their diet. You may be surprised at the difference! Fact: Pro Pac Ultimates and Earthborn Holistic contain none of these ingredients. It's why all of our formulas are easy on digestion and help minimise or eliminate allergies.