Processed corn is a common culprit in food allergies that affect dogs. Dogs with a sensitivity to corn may gnaw at their paws or scratch excessively at themselves. Skin infections and hot spots -- moist sores with hair loss -- may develop. Dogs with food allergies may even cause a dog to defecate twice as much as dogs that do not have allergies. Dogs may even experience ear infections and yeast infections. Dogs with a corn allergy can be diagnosed using food elimination diets. Elimination diets consist of feeding specialized allergen-free diets with unique protein forms. Over time, foods are added to these specialized diets until the dog responds to an allergen. If a dog develops allergy symptoms when corn is reintroduced to his diet, then he can be diagnosed with a corn allergy. This allergy is treated by removing corn from the dog’s diet.
Food with NO peas, corn, rice or lamb - Epi4Dogs
Sorry..this is incorrect. humans don’t
digest corn properly. Take a
look anytime after you eat corn… When it’s processed properly corn offers
everything mammals (including us) need to live. Proteins, carbohydrates, fats,
moisture, ESSENTIAL amino acids
(B vitamins, niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, folate..to name a few).. as far as a glycemic index, it is rated in the middle..not too high..not too low. Perfect for pets that don’t have a weight problem or need extra energy (i.e. small dogs, outdoor cats, working dogs)..if a pet is overweight then they should choose a food specifically for weight loss with oats and barley. What does have a high GI are things like tubers..things like potatoes and tapioca..things that are found in grain free diets. So think twice before feeding grain free…long term..obesity..diabetes..you name it. As far as corn allergies..only way to tell is by a food elimination trial. Call any vet..guarantee most will say they haven’t actually seen a legit case of an allergy. Majority of allergies is related to atopy. As far as food allergies..majority is a meat protein. A diet..with corn IN it..literally saved my dogs life. It’s personal for me. This is not a site about pet nutrition. It is a blog. Educate with facts before blogging for friends.
Well, it's easy to find a good quality dog food with no corn in it
Dr. Mike is educating the pet parents with the facts, I think you should educate yourself. Dogs don’t even produce the enzyme to digest carbohydrates due to the fact that they are carnivores. It is very stressful on a dog’s pancreas to digest carbohydrate laden foods. Corn in particular is the worst of all carbohydrates – often genetically modified, susceptible to aflatoxin contamination, and high glycemic. Dogs are not meant to eat grains. Corn is even unhealthy for herbivores like cows and horses so why should carnivorous dogs eat it?
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