When a person thinks of allergies, what usually comes to mind is a person sneezing, sniffling and hoping that the pollen goes away quickly. Alternatively, a person who happens to have food allergies will most certainly know how distressing that can be. Some people, when eating a certain food will have an internal reaction.
In that case, the person may experience swelling of the throat and/or hives in the throat and mouth area. This can be a very dangerous allergy and most likely the afflicted person will need to be quickly brought to a hospital emergency center. If the allergic reaction is external, severe swelling can occur in the face and hives may also appear.
This is less dangerous than internal reactions; however it is still not a fun event. What many dog owners do not realize, is that their pet can also be afflicted with this sensitivity. Dog food allergies are actually quite common and a conscientious dog owner should be aware of the signs. If a dog is discovered to have dog food allergies, a change in the dog's diet is essential.
There are different signs of an allergic reaction to dog foods, they include: constipation, diarrhea, signs that the dog seems to be experiencing stomach pain, constant drinking of water, running eyes and any other symptoms that seem to appear soon after a dog eats. A vet visit will be necessary if symptoms seem severe; alternatively a change in dog food should do the trick.