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Hypo-allergenic dog food range

Designed to be kind to your dog's stomach

Scientific substantiations

H-Allergen HA+ complete pet food has been developed with the assistance of leading international pet food experts to produce a pet food using the latest advances in pet food nutrition. Below is a selection of some of the scientific research that underpins the H-Allergen HA+ product range.

 

What the science says:

Wheat gluten is a common allergen and must be excluded from sensitive dogs' food

Reference:

Contribution a l'identification experimentale du gluten dans les aliments pour carnivored: consequences pratiques pour le suivi du risque d'allergie, Dominique, Nicolas Guzylack (2003)

Abstract:

"Enteropathy's only cure is gluten exclusion from its food."

 

What the science says:

Commercial hypoallergenic diets help to manage symptoms of adverse food reactions

Reference:

Nutritional Management of Idiopathic Chronic Colitis in the Dog, Richard W. Nelson, Laura J. Stookey, Evelyn Kazacos. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Volume 2, Issue 3, p133 - 137, 1988 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Abstract:

"The results of these dietary challenges strongly suggest a dietary role in the pathogenesis of this disorder, and also illustrate the importance of dietary therapy in the management of idiopathic chronic colitis."

 

What the science says:

A commercial restricted-component diet provides significant reduction in puritis in dogs with food sensitivity.

Reference:

Food sensitivity in the dog: a quantitative study. Chesney, C.J. (2002), Journal of Small Animal Practice 43: 203-207.

Abstract:

"The very significant improvement documented in this report in terms of decreases in puritus scores confirms that food sensitivity, once diagnosed, can be controlled, and the number of cases which were maintained for many months on an appropriate commercial diet indicates that this can be achieved in a simple manner."

 

What the science says:

Optimal nutrition is essential to healthy skin & coat. Fatty acids and Vitamin A and vitamin E are useful agents

Reference:

The Impact of Nutrition on Skin and Hair Coat, Gary M. Davenport, PhD; Gregory A. Reinhart, PhD. Research and development division. The Iams Company, Lewisburg, Ohio, USA

Abstract:

"Providing optimal nutrition to dogs and cats is essential for maintaining a healthy skin and hair coat. While deficiencies or excesses in the diet can adversely affect skin health and coat quality, it also appears that supplying therapeutics amounts of certain nutrients aid in treating certain types of skin disease. Vitamin A, vitamin E, and the n-3 fatty acids may all be useful agents."

 

What the science says:

Fish oil helps to reduce symptoms of adverse food reactions

Reference:

Fish oil fatty acid supplementation in active ulcerative colitis: a double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Aslan, A. and Triadafilopoulos, G. (1992), Alerican Journal of Gastroenterology 87:432-437.

Abstract:

"We conclude that fish oil dietary supplementation results in clinical improvement of active mild to moderate ulcerative colitis."

 

What the science says:

Fish oil helps to reduce symptoms of adverse food reactions and improves skin and coat condition

Reference:

Essential fatty acids and skin disease. Lloyd DH, Journal of Small Animal Practice 1989; 30:207-212

Abstract:

"Recent studies in the dog indicate that both EPO and cold water marine fish oil (containing EPA) can ameliorate allergic skin disease and improve skin and coat condition."

 

What the science says:

Fibre improves digestibility and transit time in dogs

Reference:

Effects of Fibre on Digestibility and Transit Time in Dogs, C.F. Burrows, D. S. Kronfeld, C. A. Banta and A.M. Merritt, American Institute of Nutrition, 1982

Abstract:

"It has been suggested that in humans fibre "normalizes" transit time, speeding up transit when it is slow and decreasing it when it is fast. The results of the present experiment suggest a similar effect in the dog."

 

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