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Pet Expert Shares Tips for Identifying Food Sensitivities
Pet Expert Shares Tips for Identifying Food Sensitivities


(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Your pet may be experiencing food intolerances without you even realizing it.

“It is crucial that pet owners be aware of the warning signs so they can take appropriate measures,” says Michele Dixon, a specialist in pet health and nutrition at pet food company Petcurean. Take a look at some of the telltale signs that your cat or dog may be struggling with food sensitivities and how you can take appropriate precautions.

The following symptoms, says Dixon, are typically apparent in cats with food intolerances:

∙ Digestive upset, including vomiting and diarrhea.

∙ Skin irritation.

∙ Bloating and gas.

Meanwhile, dogs have a tendency to display the following symptoms:

∙ Excessive paw licking or chewing.

∙ Chronic or recurrent ear infections.

∙ Fur loss.

∙ Itching and rashes.

∙ Vomiting and diarrhea.

If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, it may be time to switch the food they consume. Look for ingredients with a quality novel protein, or pet foods made specifically for pets with food sensitivities and specific dietary needs.

Through careful consideration of the food given to your pet, you can make sure they enjoy meals that are healthy and also give them the fuel they need to lead a strong, healthy life.

More information is available at www.petcurean.com.

— News Canada

(For more information on pets and animal adoption, please visit www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com. Or, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PetConnectionProgramsinc. Located in Marilla, N.Y., Pet Connection Programs Inc. is a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter founded in 1984.)




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