'You are what you eat' is an adage that is as relevant to dogs as it is to humans. So, if you want your pet to thrive, feeding them high quality food is the best action you can take as an owner.
When it comes to caring for man’s best friend, we need to make sure we’re giving him a good quality food that contains all the nutrients they need to live a happy, healthy life. It doesn’t matter if your dogs are show dogs, working dogs or pets - first and foremost, they deserve the best at mealtimes.
We strongly believe different dogs have different needs and one size doesn’t fit all. Your dogs might have sensitive skin, digestion problems or another health condition that’s aggravated by other brands of dog food. That’s why we chose to develop our five different ranges: 80/20, 60/40, Sensitive, Rice and Wet. We even have a fully certified Organic option in the wet food. We want to help your dog’s look and feel great on the inside as well as on the outside.
Allergic reactions in dogs can take many forms, from a minor skin irritation to gastric distress and vomiting. The mixture of nutritional ingredients we use means that we have more of a chance of avoiding common foods that are more likely to cause an allergic reaction in your dog. It can be difficult to ascertain exactly what your dog is allergic to if it has a skin irritation or something similar, but by reducing the chance of it being the food, you reduce the chance of the reaction.
What is Hypoallergenic Dog Food?
Designed for dogs who cannot tolerate normal dog food, it is made with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives - as all of these can be harmful for their health. It is also completely free from allergens which can affect their skin, coat and stomach. There are no specific ingredients that make a food hypoallergenic - however, dry foods should be high in natural sources of protein, whether meat or fish, for a tasty dish!
Benefits of Hypoallergenic Dog Food
A good quality, hypoallergenic diet will result in lifelong benefits for your dog and can reduce the risk of health problems such as: obesity, ear infections, colitis, blocked anal glands, heart disease, digestive problems, itchy and dry skin or dermatitis. Many dogs suffer with problems that can be food related but you as the owner do not know it. Switching to a hypoallergenic food means that you are eliminating all of the things in normal dog food that your dog could be allergic to. If your dog is suffering with a food allergy, removing the allergen can help significantly, however, you will not see an immediate improvement. It can take around ten to twelve weeks for the new food to take effect – if you do not see any improvement after this time then you should consult your vet as it could be down to an underlying health issue.
Switching to a Hypoallergenic Dog Food
Since we care so much about what we feed our pets, we take great steps to ensure that nothing in our food is harmful. Therefore, we are keen to make many of our pet food varieties hypoallergenic, removing anything that could cause allergic reactions to dogs with sensitive skin or stomachs. Whether you have a puppy, an adult or a more senior dog; your pet deserves the best quality dog food to ensure they get all the vital nutrients needed to stay strong and healthy. Along with our dog foods being nutritional and containing a wide variety of healthy ingredients, many of them are also Grain-Free. All our grain free foods are a complete diet and contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep your dog happy and healthy.
It is important that when swapping from your original dog food onto Simpsons that you do this gradually over around a week and the daily feeding guide amounts should be split into two or more meals depending on your dog’s individual requirements – find out more about changing brands here.