Hypoallergenic Dog Food from Purina- DogVills

Purina Veterinary Diets HA HypoAllergenic Canine Formula Dry Dog Food is:
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Approximately 60-70% of the cells of the mammalian immune system resides within the digestive system. Allergies to food are triggered by an abnormally strong defensive response of the immune cells in the gastrointestinal system to a protein that the animal has ingested. Digestion is designed to break down the foods your pet eats into their smallest parts, known as amino acids. Normally, white blood cells called enterocytes absorb the amino acids, but when the proteins are not thoroughly broken down during the digestion process, the enterocytes identify them as intruders instead of nutrients and launch an attack. Repeated exposure to the trigger allergen creates a faster and more aggressive response by these white blood cells, which usually causes the symptoms to intensify with each exposure. Beneful is not designed specifically for allergy prone dogs, and Purina includes many of the most common canine allergens in its Beneful recipes, including beef, dairy, wheat, egg, chicken, lamb, eggs, and fish.
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Comparable in quality to the Purina HA Hydrolyzed diets it contains shortened protein molecules which cannot trigger an allergic reaction, which makes it one of the best hypoallergenic dog foods to alleviate severe GI disturbances and for diagnostic purposes. dogs is that pure food allergy, where all skin signs are controlled by diet alone, is rare
Photo provided by FlickrPurina HA is also available as a hypoallergenic canned dog food.
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I buy Purina SmartBlend for both my labs. They like the lamb and rice formula the best. You can buy it most anywhere. They are 10 years old and are fairly active. They have tried several other Purina blends but this is a healthy balance for them. They like the smaller bite of food. It is well balanced with protein and vitamins needed for larger dogs. I have not had any weight problems while feeding them this brand.I recently came across a question in the forums asking if Purina made hypoallergenic dog food. Many people are trying to find over-the-counter hypoallergenic dog food so they can help their dogs and save money. The answer is yes. Purina does make hypoallergenic dog food. They actually make both over-the-counter and prescription varieties.Most hydrolyzed protein dog foods are not 100% effective and I have to change brands once in a while, I can tell when the dog begins to get allergic reactions after being on the same product for about three months, and then I have to change to a different brand of hypoallergenic food for a while and then come back to this brand. Feeding dogs with food allergies is just as hard as feeding kids with the same problems..lack of variety and choice is a problem. When the dog loses appetite because is just plain 'sick of the same stuff all the time' I will switch brands, even though I know the brand may not be as effective as the regular food. I alternate between Purina Hypoallergenic chicken flavor and plain flavor, Science Diet z/d, and Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein, with the Purina being the primary food.Purina makes a prescription hypoallergenic dog food that is highly recommended by the vet I used to work for. The clients who put their dogs on it all had wonderful results, as well. This formulation is a bit of a departure from other approaches to hypoallergenic dog food.