Ask Our Vet: Can my dog with chicken allergies eat the new Grain Free formula?

Q: My dog is diagnosed with a chicken allergy. Would he be able to eat the Grain Free – Pork line even though it contains chicken cartilage and fat? Thank you!

A: As you probably already know, the proteins in chickens are what predominantly cause allergic reactions because they are such large molecules. The chicken fat does not contain any protein so you are safe giving it a dog with a chicken allergy. This is why we use chicken fat in our Precise Lamb Meal & Rice Sensicare Formula.

The chicken cartilage is MOSTLY free from protein but not completely. Depending on how allergic your dog is, you may want to avoid any of our foods with chicken cartilage in them.

Our on-staff veterinarian Dr. Lisa Drapela is on-hand to answer questions about your dog or cat’s health. Whether you’re wondering about the best Precise formula or just have a general health question, visit the Ask Our Vet section here on the website to connect directly with Dr. Drapela. We’ll feature some of her answers here on the blog.

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