Labradoodle Food Allergies and How to Treat Them

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Do you have a Labradoodle who has allergies? If so, you know how frustrating it can be to find the right treatment. There are many types of allergies that Labradoodles can suffer from, and each one requires a different approach to treatment. In this post, we will discuss food allergies in Labradoodles.

Labradoodle Food Allergies

Labradoodle Puppy scratching

Food allergies are one of the most common types of Labradoodle allergies. They can cause your dog to excessively lick or scratch their skin, develop bumps or scabs, and be very uncomfortable. The good news is that many products are available to help treat allergies in Labradoodles.

One thing to look out for is whether your dog has severe allergies, as often they can end up with signs such as:

  • Swelling of the face
  • Swelling in the throat
  • Swelling in the lips
  • Swelling in the eyelids

These can be life threatening and require immediate attention, whether with a treatment your vet has recommended at home or through other means of treatment such as going to the ER if it seems like your labradoodle is in distress.

Food allergies are less common in Labradoodles than other types of allergies, but they can still occur. If your dog is allergic to a certain food, they may experience vomiting, diarrhea, and/or skin irritation. It is important to work with your veterinarian to find a food that is safe for your dog and does not trigger their allergies.

A variety of different ingredients can cause food allergies in dogs, including:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Soy

It is important to check the ingredients in any dog food because Labradoodles can be allergic to various foods. If you are unsure whether a particular food is safe for your dog, consult with your veterinarian. 

Some common symptoms of food allergies in dogs include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching
  • Hair loss
  • Redness and swelling around the face and eyes
  • Ear infections
  • Poor coat
  • Smelly coat
  • Foot infection

If you see your dog suffering from these symptoms, please seek professional help immediately.

If you think your dog may have a food allergy, it is important to talk to your veterinarian. They will help you identify the allergen and recommend safe food for your dog.

You can also try an elimination diet at home by starting with bland food should they be a flare-up. Once they seem to do okay, slowly add new foods in and pay close attention to how your Labradoodle does.

The elimination diet consists of removing all potential allergens from your dog’s diet and then slowly reintroducing them one at a time. This process can take several weeks to months, so patience is important.

Elimination diets are often used to diagnose food allergies in dogs. If your dog is allergic to a particular food, it will typically experience symptoms within a few days to weeks after eating the allergen. If you think your dog may have a food allergy, talk to your veterinarian about performing an elimination diet.

Treating Labradoodle Allergies

Mid adult female vet examines standard labradoodle

The best way to treat allergies in Labradoodles is to work with your veterinarian. They will help you identify the cause of your dog’s allergies and develop a treatment plan that is right for them. Sometimes, allergy shots may be recommended.

Self-Treatment for Labradoodle Allergies

There are many products available to help treat allergies in Labradoodles. Some of these products can be purchased over the counter, while others will require a prescription from your veterinarian.

If you are looking for a self-treatment option for your Labradoodle’s food allergies, there are many home remedies that you can try. Some of these home remedies include:

  • Changing your dog’s diet.
  • Elimination diets.
  • Allergy shots.
  • Anti-inflammatory medication.

Some common medications your vet may prescribe may include the following:

  • Benadryl
  • Claritin
  • Zyrtec
  • Allegra
  • Atarax
  • Prednisone
  • Cyproheptadine

There are many options available to treat allergies in Labradoodles. Work with your veterinarian to find the best treatment plan for your dog. Don’t diagnose and treat your dog without first consulting with them about the right treatment for your dog.

Prevention of Labradoodle Allergies

Labradoodle

The best way to prevent allergies in Labradoodles is to avoid exposure to the allergens that trigger their allergies. If your dog is allergic to a certain food, avoid giving them that food.

Other ways you can prevent food allergies in dogs can include the following:

  • Avoid giving your dog foods that trigger their allergies.
  • Try an elimination diet to determine which foods your dog is allergic to.
  • Use anti-inflammatory medications to help control the symptoms of food allergies.
  • Get allergy shots to help reduce the immune response that causes food allergies.
  • Switch to hypoallergenic food or a limited ingredient diet.

If you are looking for ways to prevent allergies in Labradoodles, many options are available. Talk to your veterinarian about the best way to prevent allergies in your dog.

If you think your Labradoodle may have allergies, it is important to work with your veterinarian to develop a treatment plan. Many products and home remedies are available to help treat allergies in Labradoodles. Your dog can live a happy and healthy life with the right treatment.

Final Thoughts

We hope this blog post has helped us understand the different allergies that Labradoodles can suffer from and how to treat them. Remember, if you are ever unsure of which treatment to use, always consult with your veterinarian first. What do you think? Do you have any tips on treating allergies? Please leave them in the comments below!

Meet our writer

Karen is a former pet business owner with 17+ years of experience in training and taking care of pets. She currently owns three dogs (a greyhound, saluki, and golden mix) and has gone through several types of programs to further her education in the pet world.

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