Signs of Gluten Intolerance in Dogs

Signs Of Gluten Intolerance In Dogs

Gluten intolerance is a condition that affects dogs as well as humans. So, do you think your pal could have a gluten intolerance? Read below to learn the signs of gluten intolerance in dogs.

Digestive Problems

Digestive problems in your canine can include vomiting or diarrhea. This can be one of the first signs that your pal has a gluten intolerance.

Skin Conditions

Classic signs of food intolerance include dry and flaky skin, bumps, and rashes. However, these signs can also be linked to seasonal and not just food allergies.

Excessive Scratching

Even if you overlook skin conditions immediately, you may see your pal scratching excessively. So, you should investigate for skin problems, food intolerances, or if something else, such as fleas, is to blame.

Foot Chewing

Along with skin conditions, paws can be red and inflamed. So, if your pal suffers from gluten intolerance, you may notice them licking or chewing at their feet frequently.

Coat Conditions

Gluten intolerance can also reveal itself in coat conditions. Coat conditions occur because gluten intolerance causes a lack of nutrient absorption. This can include a dull-looking coat. Additionally, you may notice fur loss due to your pal’s excessive scratching.

Weight Loss

As we mentioned, gluten intolerance causes a lack of nutrient absorption. So, if your feeding practices have stayed the same, but you notice your canine is losing weight rapidly, gluten intolerance may be the reason.

Chronic Ear Infection

If your pal is gluten intolerant, it can cause a build-up of yeast. This buildup can cause ear infections in your furry friend. So, head shaking and dark and smelly waxy debris in their ears can be signs of an ear infection.

Any combination of the symptoms above can indicate that your pal has a gluten intolerance. So, if you suspect this, you can transition your pal to a gluten-free diet. If you are still unsure, you can talk with your vet! If their symptoms lessen, your pooch is likely sensitive to gluten.

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