Food For Thought Pt3

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.

- Phil Pastoret

FOOD INTOLERANCES

Wheat02Don’t underestimate the effects food intolerances can have on your dog. As an example, an increasingly common problem is the wheat or gluten intolerance, known as Coeliac disease.

While there seem to be very few studies on this subject for dogs, the impact gluten has on a dog shouldn’t be underestimated. A wheat and gluten intolerance often presents itself with loose stools, a loss of coat condition and can seriously affect their mood (if you were constantly loose when going to the toilet, it would definitely affect your mood!). Other observed problems can include itching, nausea and it has even been found to bring on fits in dogs with epilepsy, increasing the frequency of fitting.

The rest of this article is for paid Subscribers only.

If you are a paid Subscriber then you may not be logged in.

If you would like to Subscribe, or need further help, please click here.

Leave a Reply