Having a pet with allergies is challenging, if not downright discouraging at times. The first challenge one faces when symptoms present is identifying the allergen(s) responsible. Allergy testing can be expensive, and false positives/negatives and dead ends are not unheard of. If you are lucky enough to isolate the cause of your pet’s allergy, you will have to spend the rest of his or her life being careful – especially if the allergen is food-based.
We know these challenges well: our eldest Lab spent the first few months of her life itching, chewing at her feet, and breaking out in rashes. At first we were told that her allergies were likely caused by grass and/or pollen, but after antihistamines proved ineffective, a series of tests narrowed the list down to just one culprit: chicken. It was time for a food switch, and fast.
Fortunately, our food sponsor had an answer. We switched to Natural Balance L.I.D. (limited ingredient diet) and in just a few days, saw an amazing transformation. Not only was our dog less itchy and irritated: she was just plain happier. Unhampered by the skin inflammation and digestive upset that had plagued her for months, she was just free to be – to be herself, without the distractions or energy drain of allergy symptoms. We were thrilled to find a solution, one that has served us well for twelve years now. Our dog is happy, healthy and strong.
Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet formulas contain a single source animal protein and limited carbohydrate sources. They’re complete and balanced for all life stages, and provide choices for the pet parent that minimize the number of ingredients their pets are exposed to. This can be helpful for pet parents looking for simple formulas with simple ingredients.
Scientifically formulated to provide high quality nutrition and optimize your dog’s health, Limited Ingredient Diets are complete and balanced options for puppies, adults and seniors. The limited ingredient diet blend can also help maintain healthy skin and coat, helping your pet look and feel their best. Considering that duck, venison, kangaroo, rabbit, bison, fish, beef and chicken formulas available, you’re sure to find a L.I.D. variety that works perfectly for your allergic pet. Try one today – your dog will thank you.