What is the difference between hypoallergenic and low allergenic dog food?
Both hypoallergenic and low allergenic diets are designed to address food allergies and intolerances in dogs, but there are some differences between the two.
A hypoallergenic diet is a specially formulated diet that contains hydrolyzed proteins. These are proteins that have been broken down into smaller pieces that are less likely to cause an allergic reaction in dogs. These diets are typically recommended for dogs that have a confirmed food allergy or intolerance.
Low allergenic diets
A low allergenic diet is formulated to contain ingredients that are less likely to cause allergic reactions in dogs. These diets may contain novel protein sources that the dog has not been exposed to before, such as kangaroo, venison, or insects. They can also be ‘limited ingredient diets’ that contain a smaller number of ingredients to minimise the risk of triggering an allergic reaction. Low allergenic diets are often recommended for dogs with suspected food allergies or intolerances.
Why Feed For Thought?
Feed For Thought contains insect protein as the only meat source. Very few dogs have been exposed to insect protein so are less likely to have developed an intolerance. It also contains limited ingredients, all of which can be recognised by name on the packaging.
Insects are highly digestible, so even if your dog doesn’t suffer from tummy sensitivities, insect protein will result in smaller poops!