Millions of people have pets around the country. Some of them may find that their dog or cat suffers from allergies, ranging from ingredients in their food to substances and materials found in their environment. What many people who have pets with allergies may not realize is that they could be doing things to make them worse, rather than bringing their pet relief.
“There are a lot of well-meaning pet parents out there who have cats and dogs with a variety of allergies,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “They think they are doing things to help the pets, but in all reality they may be making things worse. If you have a pet with allergies it is important to pay close attention to both their food and things in their environment.”
Not knowing everything that should be looked for, it is easy to not notice ingredients or materials that may aggravate a pet’s allergies. Here are some more common things to look for to help bring pets relief from their allergy symptoms:
- Nutrition.Today’s pet foods are often filled with ingredients that pets should not be eating. While they should be eating meat, they are usually getting products made with corn, wheat, fillers, gravies, preservatives, and a variety of other things that should be avoided. Pets, and especially those with allergies, should be eating wholesome foods that are made of just meat. It is also important to know the source of that meat, including what type of meat it is and where it was sourced.
- Treats.Feeding pets healthy treats is also important. Like their food, they should be completely sourced in the USA, wholesome, and should not include ingredients that pets should not be eating.
- Toys and bedding. Most people do not think about their pets’ toys or bedding, but there are materials that can be harmful to them and make allergies worse. Plastic should be avoided as much as possible. This includes with pet toys and watering/feeding bowls.
- Environmental items.There are other items in the environment that can make a pet’s allergies worse or be potentially harmful to their health, including fluoridated water, getting too many vaccinations, cat litter materials that contain too many chemicals, and shampoos.
“It’s important to pay attention to the things we feed our pets, give to them to use, and surround them with,” adds Post. “Feeding them well is going to go a long way toward helping their allergies to improve. First we must heal the gut, then the body will tend to fix itself. Pets must maintain a consistent level of good vitamins and minerals, too.”
Many pet foods on the market today are unhealthy because they are filled with ingredients that cats and dogs shouldn’t be consuming. Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation’s mission is to combat that and offer consumers a healthy, wholesome line of foods for their pets. Their foods do not contain harmful ingredients or those that should be avoided. The company uses only the best sourced ingredients, uses 100 percent meat, makes their pet food right in South Dakota, and offers complete DNA disclosure to show the source of the meat used in their foods.
Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation is a leader in healthy pet foods, and three-time winner of the “Most Trusted Pet Foods” award by TruthAboutPetFood.com. Additionally, the company has won the “Top Approved Pet Foods” three years in a row by Whole Dog Journal. They never use things found in other popular pet foods, such as generic livers, carrageenan, chemicals, unidentifiable additives, and preservatives. They have also never had any of their food recalled. For more information, visit their site at: www.HoundGatos.com.