Some hypoallergenic dog foods simply tackle potential food allergies by limiting the number of ingredients in the food, using ingredients that dogs do not commonly have reactions to (e.g. grain) or by tailoring the diet for each individual dog (to avoid allergens specific to that dog).
We believe a true hypoallergenic dog food should do much more than that – supporting overall gut health and immunity to actually reduce allergic responses and boost immunity. Balanced Life helps fight allergies on four fronts:
Limits potential allergens in the food – all Balanced Life recipes contain all-natural ingredients, are grain and gluten free and single species – that means we don’t mix meat sources which limits the potential for allergic reactions.
Protects the skin – our food and treats are naturally high in Omega oils which help the skin to function as a waterproof and antibacterial layer blocking potential allergens.
Fights inflammation – Omega oils and antioxidants act as anti-inflammatories reducing allergic reactions and helping control itching. As well as being naturally high in Omega oils, our food also contains rich sources of antioxidants like alfalfa and cranberries.
Boosts gut health – the trillions of organisms that line the gut are shown to have a big effect on health and the immune system. Our food is high in protein, low in carbs and minimally processed which has been shown to help build a large and diverse gut microbiome. We also contain natural prebiotics like flax seed, kelp and chicory root which help fuel probiotics in your dogs’ gut.