Benyfit Guest Blog - Why Raw Feeding is Beneficial For Your Dog’s Allergy-Prone Skin

Is your dog constantly scratching or do they seem itchy and uncomfortable?

As a pet owner, you are probably spending a lot of time wondering why and how you can help your dog. 

There are lots of reasons why your dog may be suffering from skin irritations, one common culprit we find in a lot of dogs are food intolerances. When it comes to skin irritation, many dry foods contain the common ingredients that are known to cause allergies such as gluten and grains, so a diet change could be the key to helping your itchy dog feel better. 

Raw for skin health

raw diet is an excellent option for promoting optimal health in our furry friends, including their skin and coat health. It's important to consult with a veterinarian or pet nutritionist before starting your pet on a raw diet, to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients in the right balance.

Starting them on a species-appropriate, raw food diet with Benyfit Natural can help kick-start your dog's journey to recovery and ditch that itch!

Many dogs tend to have either a vegetable or protein allergy, which is why at Benyfit Natural we offer two raw dog food ranges

Our 80-10-10 raw dog food is based on the prey model of raw feeding. It has no vegetables, grains, or fillers, these recipes are perfect for all dogs, especially those with allergies, itchy skin, or for owners who want to add their vegetables, fruits, and supplements to meet their dog's needs.

Whereas our complete range is nutritionally balanced, made with the highest quality human-grade meat, bone, offal, and vegetables, combined with our natural herbal mix. 

All natural ingredients

Raw food diets contain high-quality protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals that can support healthy skin and coat. Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and itching associated with skin allergies. 

We use Flaxseed Oil in all our Working Dog recipes as it is a high source of quality Omega-3.While omega-6 fatty acids can help maintain the skin's moisture barrier and prevent dryness and flakiness.

A raw diet can improve skin and coat health. The high moisture content in raw food can help hydrate skin and prevent dryness and irritation. It can also reduce the likelihood of skin allergies by eliminating common allergens found in processed pet foods, such as wheat, corn, and soy. 

For pets with specific skin issues, a raw diet can be tailored to their needs. For example, adding Omega-3 fatty acids to their diet can help reduce inflammation and improve skin condition. Herbs such as chamomile and calendula can be added to a dog’s diet to soothe skin and promote healing. Our raw topper contains natural ingredients such as coconut and flaxseed to support healthy coats. 

More benefits that can be seen with feeding raw

  • Weight Management
  • Stabilised Energy
  • Manageable Poo

Sometimes even with a raw diet, a dog's skin and coat might still need a little extra help to support their skin from the outside elements and not just from the inside. This is where Anicura’s natural skincare products come in! To learn about natural grooming tips don’t miss Anicura's blog here.

In conclusion, feeding a raw food diet can provide significant benefits for dogs suffering from skin allergies. It can help eliminate common food allergens and provide essential nutrients that can support healthy skin and coat, while also strengthening the immune system to reduce the severity of symptoms.

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