Puppies that eat raw tripe, organ meats, and human meal leftovers may beless likely to develop allergies as an adult dog.

The study, conducted by the University of Helsinki, examined 4022 dogs todetermine whether their diets affected the likelihood of developingallergy/atopy skin signs (AASS) as adults.

“Eating raw tripe, raw organ meats, fish oil supplements and human mealleftovers during puppyhood were identified as significant potential protectivefactors of AASS incidence.”

The study also found that by eating fruits, mixed oil supplements, driedanimal parts, and drinking from outside puddles during puppyhood couldincrease the potential of AASS incidence.

“Eating fruits during puppyhood was significantly and positively associatedwith AASS incidence in later life. Surprisingly, many owners reported thatthey often offer their dogs canned fruits, which usually contains added sugar.

“The sugariness of newly bred fruit’s cultivars has also continued toincrease. High sugar intake early in life induces metabolic dysregulation andgut inflammation that results in negative alterations in gut microbialcommunities.”

The findings saw that by changing the puppy’s eating patterns to 80 per centdry food and 20 per cent raw food could significantly decrease the risk ofAASS later in life.

Tagged: Allergies, Diet, Puppy

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