How do I know if my dog has an allergy to a supplement?
Rose-Hip Vital® Canine is a non-allergenic supplement that has been extensively studied and has demonstrated excellent tolerance across various dog breeds and age groups, with no reported side effects. It is derived from ground rosehip berries and offers a rich composition of beneficial nutrients. These include eight natural vitamins (such as vitamins C, E, B1, and B6), 23 minerals (including iron, copper, zinc, and magnesium), as well as essential fatty acids like omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9, along with antioxidants and flavonoids.
However, just like humans, dogs can have individual sensitivities or allergies to certain vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.
If you suspect that your dog may have an allergy to a particular supplement, it's important to monitor their behaviour and physical symptoms closely. Here are some signs that may indicate an allergic reaction:
- Skin issues: Watch out for excessive itching, redness, rashes, hives, or swelling on your dog's skin. They may scratch or lick themselves more than usual.
- Digestive problems: Allergies can manifest as gastrointestinal issues. Look for signs such as vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, excessive gas, or bloating.
- Respiratory symptoms: Some dogs with allergies may exhibit respiratory symptoms, including sneezing, coughing, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.
- Ear infections: Allergic reactions can lead to ear infections in dogs. Check for signs like redness, inflammation, foul odour, excessive ear scratching, or discharge from the ears.
- Changes in behaviour: Allergies can make dogs irritable, restless, or lethargic. If you notice a sudden change in your dog's behaviour after starting a new supplement, it could be an indication of an allergic reaction.
If you suspect your dog has an allergic reaction to a
supplement, it is essential to consult with a veterinarian. They can evaluate
your dog's symptoms, conduct tests if necessary, and provide appropriate
guidance. Additionally, remember to inform your vet about any new supplements
or medications you have introduced to your dog's routine.