There are various symptoms of food allergy in Chihuahua such as nausea, vomiting, itching and so on. Mostly, the symptoms are minor but at times condition is severe. There is no certain age of such allergies because Chihuahua are tend to develop food allergy at any stage of its life.
Detect food allergy: It is the owner duty to check the puppy during and after having meal. If your puppy is suffering from any allergy then examine the most common symptoms. It is the best way to check whether your Chihuahua is suffering from any allergy or not.
General food allergy symptoms in Chihuahua:
- Abrupt red patches on the puppy’s body
- Gnawing on paws
If you find any of the above symptom in your Chihuahua after taking meal then check all the ingredients of the puppy’s meal because there must be an ingredient which is not suitable for your dog’s health.
Food allergy or intolerance in Chihuahua: At times, it is difficult for the owners to differentiate between the food allergy and food intolerance. Food allergy occur when the body detects a specific ingredient, food or chemical as a foreign aggressor. Immune system is badly affected by the food allergy. While the food intolerance is related to digestive disorder. If your puppy have a weak digestive system then there are chances of food intolerance.
Hypoallergenic food for your Chihuahua: Hypoallergenic food is the type of food which is safe from any allergic reaction or there are minimal chances of any reaction with this food. Premium and organic variety of food is the best choice for your dog.
Give new food to your Chihuahua: If your dog is suffering from the allergic reaction then immediately change the food. It may take a week or two weeks to recover from the allergy.