So, if I wasn’t gluten free myself, I never would have thought about needing a GF option for this little lady, but when she was always sick and had uncontrollable itching, I started doing some research. In addition to the human counterparts, dogs can be very intolerant to gluten. This article has some good info on the type of symptoms dogs can have from eating gluten. I love that this vet figured it out when he was diagnosed with celiac disease!
Like a dog in the article, my Pomeranian would scratch until her skin was bloody she itched so much. We tried medicated shampoo and hypoallergenic shampoo and tons of other remedies, when I suggested to my hubby we try going gluten free. He thought I was crazy at first, but it had made a world of difference.
In addition, my dog never seemed to like eating and would throw up all the time. And I mean all the time. now that she has switched to GF, she likes to eat and almost never throws up.
Now, all her food and treats are GF (which makes me feel good about in a cross-contamination sense as well) and she is 500% better. For Coach, we buy Natural Choice food and Wag More Bark Less dog treats. There are many wheat an gluten free options for animals, so find one that your dog likes and see how it goes! Like anything GF, it’s a little expensive, but totally worth it.
Is your dog gluten free or have you thought about a gluten free diet for your dog? How is it going?