From the telephone calls we receive daily it would seem that today’s dog and cat owners are becoming a little more savvy than in previous years. We believe pet owners are starting to pay attention to food labelling because they want the best for their pets. Owners are starting to read the labelling and are choosing foods that they believe will give their pets the best ingredients and helping them to have a long and healthy life.
All FourFriends Premium Quality Dog and Cat Foods are gluten free and naturally hypo-allergenic. Gluten is the protein that is found in specific types of grain, namely wheat, barley, and rye. We only use rice in our complete foods.
Our Derma Coat Dog and Sensi Cat Duck are totally grain free. Making them ideal for those cats and dogs requiring a grain free diet. It would seem a large percentage of dogs suffer from allergies. The most common allergens in dogs are beef, dairy and wheat gluten. You can rest assured that all FourFriends Premium Quality foods only use the most highly digestible proteins and do not contain ingredients most likely to cause allergies.
It would seem the most recent trend, from those calling our help desk are towards feeding grain free foods. A common misconception is that these diets are the best choice for dogs that have food allergies.
If your dog has an allergy to something it is eating, it may show itself as one or several of these symptoms:
- Itchy Skin
- Red, irritated eyes
- Nasel discharge
- Coughing or sneezing
- Inflamed ears
- Swollen Paws
If you suspect your dog is sensitive to something in their diet, the easiest thing you can do is to learn the source of the allergy.
If your dog is over a year old, consider using any of the FourFriends Adult foods containg Aloe Vera.
Grains and other starches are known to have a negative impact on the digestive tract. That is why we have added Aloe Vera to all our range, Aloe Vera helps to stabilise the guts PH thus preventing digestion problems. It is estimated that up to 80% of the immune system resides within the gastrointestinal system; building a healthy gut supports a more appropriate immune response. We cannot emphasise enough the importance of choosing a high meat content food that contains fresh digestible proteins and healthy digestible fats over processed, starchy diets.
The addition of Aloe Vera, which is perfectly safe for cats and dogs in all our healthy complete dry foods will not only help the digestive system but help with a soft glossy coat. We aim to give your pets the best food. That is why all our FourFriends Premium Quality Foods carry the Formula Security Scandinavia symbol.
This symbol means that all FourFriends products are made with love to fulfil the needs of your cat or dog.
Our team are available to answer any question. Please do give us a call.