Cats and dogs suffer from seasonal allergies, much like some of their pet parents. If yours is toughing it out this summer, you’ve likely noticed red irritable skin or inflamed paws. The good news is that there’s a good chance that some environmental allergy symptoms can be reduced by serving the right proteins.
Seasonal allergies in cats & dogs
We love summer! But that also means it’s currently the season where allergies are at an all-time high – and cats and dogs aren’t immune. Much like humans an allergy is caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to an allergen. Allergens like dust or pollen from trees or dust can cause a cat or dog’s immune system to overreact, leading to symptoms like overheating, itchy and reddened skin. You might notice them constantly licking or chewing their paws. With pets who have a hypersensitivity to pollen, their whole bodies can become inflamed. Changing up your pet’s diet throughout the summer can help relieve these potentially painful symptoms.
We recommend serving dogs and cats with allergies cooling proteins like whitefish. Cooling foods can help reduce inflammation throughout the body. Incorporating cooling proteins into an allergic pet’s diet can help resolve the underlying unbalance causing the allergic reaction.
The theory of food energetics is based on balance. As such feeding our pets the opposite protein of their natural temperature can help their bodies maintain balance.
A seasonal diet for a pet with allergies
Our Catch-of-the-Season Whitefish is high in protein & highly popular – even for the highly picky. This sustainably sourced, single protein recipe is great for pets with both food and environmental allergies. And this dry food is packed with Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids alongside non-GMO coconut oil to help nourish and repair skin, which can help with symptoms of sensitive skin & inflamed paws.
As moisture is key during the hotter months, we also recommend our Herring & Mackerel Rustic Stews and Blends. They’re made of 100% human grade ingredients and packed with superfoods like non-GMO pumpkin, coconut oil, and turmeric. And they’re also rich in Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids.
For pets with minimal seasonal allergies, we recommend neutral proteins like salmon and beef to use in combination with other foods.