Environmental pet allergies

29 June 2020

Environmental allergies in dogs and cats, also known as atopy, is a hypersensitivity to one or more substances or “antigens” in the environment. It may be both seasonal (pollen) and nonseasonal (dust, dust mites and some moulds), with the primary symptom being itchy skin.

It’s important to note that food hypersensitivities and flea allergy dermatitis present with similar symptoms to atopy, making it important to obtain a proper diagnosis from a veterinarian to determine the cause of your pet’s itchy skin.

In addition to a prescribe treatment plan from a veterinarian, nutrition can also be used to help reduce the inflammation that is often associated with these sensitivities. Specifically, fish oil – a source of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA and DHA – can be provided via your pet’s diet or as an oral supplement.

Many of our Lifetime®, Wholesome Blend® and Wholesome Blend Naturally Fresh diets contain fish oil.

Dog formulas with high levels of EPA & DHA

Wholesome Blend Naturally Fresh Chicken & Duck Toy/Small Breed, Lifetime Grain Free Fish, Wholesome Blend Grain Free Salmon, Wholesome Blend Naturally Fresh Chicken & Duck, Wholesome Blend Naturally Fresh Pork & Beef, Wholesome Blend Grain Free Large Breed Salmon

Cat formulas with high levels of EPA & DHA

Wholesome Blend Grain Free Salmon, Lifetime Salmon & Oatmeal

The diets listed above have the highest levels of EPA & DHA in our product lines. If for any reason these diets are not suitable for your pet, please contact us and our team of nutritionists will be able to recommend one of our other products that contain EPA & DHA.

For more information about pet food allergies, check out our NutriFacts blog.