Managing Pet Allergies: Local Pet Wellness Experts Weigh In on Importance of Quality Nutrition and Support
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Managing Pet Allergies: Local Pet Wellness Experts Weigh In on Importance of Quality Nutrition and Support

June 01 2024

Even our four-legged friends can suffer from allergies, and, surprisingly, some of the most common allergens are foods we feed them every day. According to PetMD, dogs can develop allergic reactions to common proteins in their diet, leading to skin conditions that can prove challenging to manage.

Common dog food allergens include proteins such as beef, chicken, lamb, and wheat. Other less common causes of dog food allergies are soy, eggs, corn, and nuts. Symptoms can manifest as redness of the skin, chronic ear infections, runny nose, foot chewing, and patchy hair loss.

Allergies can cause red skin that could even affect a dog's paws, which they
could try to nurse by licking and further irritate the paw.

Diagnosis of food allergies in dogs is not straightforward since there is no reliable testing. The best method is to conduct an elimination diet trial by removing all proteins your dog has been exposed to for two to three months. This allows the body enough time to eliminate the old protein sources and heal from the chronic allergy stimulation. Food trials require patience, but rushing or straying from the elimination diet may not yield accurate results.

Given the importance of diet in managing pet allergies, it's crucial for pet owners to have convenient, reliable access to high-quality pet food. Pet Evolution, a local pet wellness expert in Cypress, is dedicated to providing such nutrition, along with support through your pet food transition and beyond.

A section of premium pet food at Pet Evolution in Cypress, including brands from their
Classic pet food brands readily available in-store. (Source: Pet Evolution)

Founded by Rian Thiele and Mike Osborn, Pet Evolution was born out of their personal experiences. Both watched their childhood dogs suffer through the itchy paws, chronic ear infections, and multiple vet trips associated with undiagnosed food allergies. Their experience propelled them to create a brand that prioritizes health-conscious pet foods so other pet owners won't have to watch their fur babies go through the same ordeal.

Gypsy, a 3-year-old Bull Terrier from Cypress, was suffering patchy hair loss with no resolution in sight. After her owners tried multiple treatments with no success, they turned to Pet Evolution for help. The friendly and knowledgable staff recommended NutriSource Pet Foods' Pure Vita Kangaroo & Green Lentils Dog Food and in less than a month, Gypsy saw a significant improvement in her quality of life. Her story is one of many transformations that highlight the profound impact of a dietary change on a pet's well-being. 

Gypsy, a 3 year-old Bull Terrier in Cypress, before starting her life-changing
food transition with the help of Pet Evolution. (Source: Pet Evolution)

Pet Evolution's range of pet food certainly doesn't skimp on quality. With premium pet food offerings that are rich in protein, fruits, vegetables, and humanely sourced meats, they ensure a balanced and nutritious diet for your pet. They offer a range of Select, Classic, and Signature foods, all free of corn, wheat, and soy, and without byproducts, artificial sweeteners, or artificial colors. Their Classic foods even offer higher protein levels and may contain fruits and/or vegetables to ensure a well-rounded diet for your pet.

While allergies can be a challenging issue for pets and their owners, pet advocates like Pet Evolution in Cypress have resources and solutions readily available in-store. By being aware of food allergies and providing our pets with quality nutrition, we can help them live healthier and happier lives. Learn more about Pet Evolution located at 26349 Northwest Freeway in Cypress and discover their wide range of premium pet food products, plus other service offerings for your fur babies, by visiting their website.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.


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