Is Your Dog Allergic to Chicken or is it a Treatable Sensitivity?
A common allergic reaction that pet dogs often develop is to chicken in their wet or dry dog food. A lot of owners remember that their best friend was not reacting allergically to chicken earlier in their life. If this is the same situation that you are having, it is likely that it is not an allergy to chicken that your dog is dealing with, but a sensitivity that developed due to malnutrition.
A lot of people do not understand that there is a clear difference between a food allergy, which is something that you have from birth due to genetics, and a food sensitivity that develops or appears over time. The symptoms can be differentiated and better understood, as well as the root cause of this food sensitivity that grew as a health condition with poor health.
Food sensitivities are a condition in your health that appear due to a bad health quality just like any other condition like sore muscles, acne, bloating, headaches, or nausea. You weren’t born with sore muscles or nausea, there is a reason this is happening to you. However, age and genetics can definitely play a role in how your health conditions appear and are represented.
The same situation goes for animals like your pets. Dogs have a specific agenda for their health according to billions of years of evolution and their body needs proper nutrition to function properly without conditions.
If you need to know whether or not your dog is allergic to chicken, that can be answered by simply remembering a time in your dog’s life where they did not experience any allergic reaction or symptoms after eating chicken. If the dog used to eat chicken just fine, then they have developed a sensitivity to chicken, something in the chicken, or another entirely different chemical.
Chicken Allergy Symptoms in Dogs
If your dog was born with a chicken allergy, the symptoms will be much more severe and it should have always been a red light to avoid giving them chicken. If they experience these symptoms, then their body simply does not have what it takes to produce certain enzymes that can break down and digest chicken or other poultry. There’s nothing that you can do about that except avoid to avoid letting them eat chicken, in this particular case.
Symptoms of a legitimate chicken allergy in dogs include intense vomiting and diarrhea accompanied by other inflammatory symptoms. If dogs eat the chicken or poultry that they are allergic to according to genetics, they will get nauseous and throw it up or have serious diarrhea. They may also have redder skin and eyes while preferring to not go for walks. When dogs have digestive system upset, they will prefer to relax on their stomach or side and avoid breathing heavily with their mouth.
If your dog does this often after eating or in general, then this is a sign that they have an allergy to something in their food. You need to get them something else to eat.
Chicken Sensitivity Symptoms in Dogs
If your dog has developed some sort of sensitivity, in this case to chicken or poultry, then their symptoms will be less severe, but obviously still uncomfortable. When they eat their food, the dog will seem normal during and after eating, but they may show signs in as little as an hour after consuming their meal. It should also be noted that chicken sensitivity symptoms in dogs can be displayed for days after consuming their last bit of chicken.
Signs and symptoms that your dog has a food intolerance or sensitivity to chicken include:
- Excessive itching or scratching around their butt, feet, face, or ears.
- Visible ear or eye inflammation due to them scratching or irritating their mucous membranes.
- The dog gets injured easily on their skin. They may bleed or bruise easily or be extra sensitive to pain.
- Hair loss
- Vomiting and diarrhea can be a symptom as well, especially if large amounts of chicken are consumed.
- Depressed mood
Either way, if your dog has a chicken allergy or food intolerance, you should contact your veterinarian and let them give you guys some professional advice and opinions.
Why Does My Dog Have a Food Intolerance to Chicken?
Your dog is sensitive to chicken for the same reason that you may have them. The root cause of the issues of reacting inappropriately to food lies in nutrition. There may also be a root cause of your malnutrition, like a parasitic infection.
In fact, pets are known to have parasites and are recommended that they regularly get de-wormed. It’s strange how we recommend this for our pets, and not ourselves because intestinal parasites in humans are actually extremely common.
Anyways, parasites latch themselves onto the intestines of animals and eat your food or suck your blood. That’s just an intestinal parasite and there are many other types that you could be dealing with: liver flukes, blood flukes, brain parasites. But the intestinal parasites are more than likely causing the problems.
Parasitic infection is the most common cause, I would definitely conclude, for specific nutrient deficiencies. These nutrient deficiencies are still very confusing and likely cause food and chemical intolerances by having something to do with enzyme production in the body.
Some evidence shows that parasites may try to survive in a mammal’s body by causing nutrient deficiencies so that a specific anti-parasitic enzyme cannot be produced. Then, you have an enzyme deficiency that translates to poor digestion of specific foods. You can see how food sensitivities can progress in steps.
Natural Treatment for Your Dog’s Chicken Allergy
Your furry dog friend is having the same issue that most humans are and they can be treated accordingly. I think that our generations’ problems with parasitic infection, allergies, and mineral deficiencies all go hand in hand. They are not the cause of each other, but they can definitely contribute to the severity because they are all foundational health problems.
The first thing you should do to improve your pet’s health is to cleanse their digestive system of parasites. This can be much harder than you think. In humans, it can take up to three years to finally clear your body of parasites and worms. That’s simply because parasites are extremely intelligent. They don’t just sit there and take death, they move around and burrow and hide until the poison is gone.
You have got to be giving your dog a regular parasite cleanse. This one is excellent, broad spectrum, and can improve a dog’s digestive and mental health tremendously. Some people are surprised at how it simply cures a dog’s food intolerances, depression, and lack of energy.
After making sure that your dog is your dog (and not a cluster of intestinal worms), you can try to hit two birds with one stone by supplementing their water with biologically-available sulfur. Sulfur is very low in our soils and becoming a deficiency problem for young people around the world. This same deficiency can be reflected in our sensitive and young pets.
I am really happy to tell you that the highly-praised MSM supplement has been developed for use in dogs and cats as well. MSM is cellular sulfur that you can immediately dose yourself with and reap the benefits from.
MSM instantly cures sulfur deficiency and you will notice a clear difference. I write about the benefits that MSM has had for my parasitic infection and the allergies that it has caused throughout my site. I think that every human being and pet animal should take a course of MSM to cure their sulfur deficiency and their parasites.
People who live until they are 120 are not stupid. They all say that garlic, onions, and eggs are what kept them alive for so long. What do these foods have in common? They are high in sulfur.
And what does sulfur do? It kills all forms of parasites. This is the basis for the myth that garlic kills vampires.
Not a coincidence. Vampires are real and they are in your intestines and liver. If you don’t believe me, try a coffee enema and see what types of creatures come out of you that were hiding. Better yet, check out some pictures on google images or on youtube with the keywords “parasites in stool.”
You will be disgusted and surprised. This is a problem and I want to spread awareness for it. I feel so much better mentally and my allergies were cured after doing an extensive parasite cleanse and supplementing with sulfur.
FAQ about Chicken Allergies in Dogs
If a Dog is Allergic to Chicken, is Turkey OK?
Typically, a dog can consume turkey if they are allergic to chicken or have a food intolerance to it. Even when most dogs have a genetic allergy to chicken, they are able to consume turkey just fine. This is strange, but not always the case. Some dogs have genetic allergies to all types of poultry and feathered animals.
If a Dog has an Allergy to Chicken, are Eggs OK?
If your dog has a chicken allergy, then the allergic reaction is due to that specific protein. Eggs are more similar to dairy’s family of proteins. Therefore, the dog is more likely to react to milk and eggs than with eggs and chicken.
This is a good question though because an egg will become a chicken. It all depends on the dog’s genes, but I would always consult your veterinarian first for a professional opinion. If you haven’t noticed any reactions to your dog’s food in the past, it’s likely that your dog can eat eggs just fine. That’s because a lot of dog foods incorporate eggs if chicken is not in there.
Therefore, chicken allergy does not directly correlate to an egg allergy, if you demand a real answer. But, your dog may be allergic to both.
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Talk to you soon,