I have a dog with food allergies. It’s kind of odd, because we only found out about Fifi’s apple allergy when we started giving her various fruits as a treat. Most dogs can handle lots of fruits, from bananas and apples to blueberries and watermelon. As far as I’m aware, the only fruit they really shouldn’t eat is grapes.
After Fifi started having tummy problems when we fed her apple, we eliminated it from her diet completely. However, some weeks later we realized she was getting sick again when we switched her dog food. We scrutinized the ingredients (which were not very complete) and even called the company. There was no proof that there was apple in the dog food, but we are pretty sure that that’s what it was, because Fifi has never been allergic to any other food.
Since then, we have gone strictly to Beneful dog foods by Purinastore. We like this brand because while several flavors do feature fruit, the ingredients are pretty clearly stated. We simply do not feed Fifi the one that has apple in it, which is the Healthy Weight formula.
Fifi’s favorite dog food from Beneful is the Playful Life dry dog food. This dog food is great for high energy dogs, which really suits Fifi as she’s only two years old and very active. She also loves it because it has real blueberries in the formula, and blueberries are her favorite fruit. Thank goodness she’s not allergic to those!
We also regularly buy Fifi on Walmart the Beneful Originals with salmon. This dry food features sweet potatoes, green beans and carrots in addition to the salmon. We have been known to feed Fifi cooked sweet potato before with great results, so we were happy to discover a dog food with this veggie.
From time to time, we also feed Fifi wet dog food, such as Beneful’s Incredibites. This range of food offers soft pieces of meat cut into small pieces. This food also includes veggies and whole grains.
We are really glad to have found a dog food brand that specifies clearly what ingredients are used.
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