Your vet will most likely recommend an elimination diet. A useful way to try to identify problem foods, the aim is to remove the ingredient that is believed to be the problem from your dog’s diet. This can be tricky and take some time and a lot of patience, but soon you should be able to pin down the culprit of your dog’s stomach issues. Your vet can guide you on how to approach this process safely, ensuring your dog is still receiving all the goodness they need.
As one specific protein is often the culprit, many brands now offer pet foods that contain only one animal protein. These can be really helpful in the elimination process.
You should expect to see an improvement in a matter of weeks once the tricky ingredient is removed from your dog’s diet.
Is there a food allergy test for dogs?
Sadly, saliva and blood tests for food allergies in dogs have not shown promising results in scientific studies.