Food Allergies In Dogs

If your dog seems to be suffering from an ear or skin infection, itching around the belly or face, or chewing his limbs, he may have food allergies. Many dog owners are surprised to learn that dogs can have food allergies, in much the same way as humans do.

Many store bought brands of dog food are full of fillers, colorings and proteins and it is these that are responsible for many dog allergies. Your dog’s skin and GI tract are the areas that are most commonly affected by a food allergy, whether caused by store bought dog food or something else.

As a dog owner, you should also be on the lookout for unusual behavior which can also be a sure sign that your dog has a food allergy. One example of this is scratching after eating, although if your dog has a fungal infection or other condition, he can also scratch himself.

As a general rule, try to avoid giving your dog a lot of store bought dog food that contains a lot of food coloring. One of the easiest ways of verifying what exactly is in the food you are feeding your dog is to read the ingredients on the label. It is common for dogs to have a wheat or corn allergy, although there can be a significant difference in the level of reaction.

The high amount of fat and preservatives that many dog foods contain can also lead to food allergies, and if your dog is more restless or hyper, the cause may be a food allergy. Your vet is a good source of information on food allergies and what you should and shouldn’t be feeding your dog, although reading the labels on dog food is a great place to make a start on being more aware.

A problem with your dog’s digestive system or various other issues often present the same symptoms as a food allergy, making it a challenge to accurately diagnose an allergy. Closely watching how your dog behaves before he eats, as well as during and after eating can often give you a clue as to whether it is the dog food that is causing any symptoms.

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Let Us Be Grateful To Christ

The bedrock of the Christian life is the death of Christ on the cross. Without Christ, there would have been no hope and future for humanity as a whole.

Our Lord and Savior willingly gave Himself for us without reservation; therefore, He’s expecting us to give ourselves to Him without reservation as well.

Excruciating pain, shame, humanity’s unworthiness to God, and their constant rebellion toward God didn’t keep Him from doing so. This clearly shows us that Christ’s love goes way beyond and is greater than our sins committed against God.

When Christ was giving His life, He didn’t look that much at the sinful condition of humanity but on what humanity can become through Him.

This clearly gives us the belief that God is willing to bring to pass in our lives what Christ’s death was intended to fulfill.

After doing all of that, God is expecting something so critical from us. Let’s put it in perspective, God has done His part through Christ, now it’s our turn.

Everything essential has already been made available by His grace, so we are to connect ourselves to God through Christ by faith in order for His blessings to flow into our lives powerfully. Let’s take a look at this Scripture verse below:

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship (Romans 12:1).

Since the Christian life is based on honoring what Christ has done for us, offering ourselves to God as a living sacrifice is all we can do.

Se we should let His finished work on the cross to become the core foundation upon which our lives are built on by laying a hold on the awesome life-changing power lying within that matchless sacrifice.

See without faith it’s impossible to please God.