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If your pup suffers from a food allergy or intolerance, you must cater to it. However, most dog food uses common protein sources like pork, chicken and beef, and carbohydrates like grains, which are some of the leading food allergens affecting dogs.
Our hypoallergenic dog food avoids these ingredients with alternative insect protein and carbohydrate sources while supplying crucial nutrients and minerals. It helps relieve the symptoms of:
- Itchy skin
- Flaky skin dermatitis and skin conditions
- Running eyes
- Colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Dog food allergies and intolerances
Our Hypoallergenic Food Blend
Allergies and intolerances are immune and digestive system reactions to foods. Unfortunately, over years of eating food made with traditional protein sources like beef, chicken and pork, our dogs’ immune and digestive systems have become accustomed to them. This familiarity has made these proteins some of the most common food allergies affecting dogs.
To combat this issue, we use novel insect protein that your pups have not been exposed to yet. Therefore, the likelihood of an allergic reaction decreases significantly. Our grain-free option replaces carbohydrates from barley and oats with potato and sweet potato to cater to dogs with grain allergies and gluten intolerances.
How Do We Compare to the Rest?
You can compare multiple brands and recipes when choosing a dog food. With 28% protein, 11% fat, 5% fibre and 7% ash, our recipe delivers a lean 39% fat-to-protein ratio and all the nutrients your pup needs, making us stand out from the alternatives.
By offering recipes with or without grains and using insect protein, our food reduces the risk of allergic reactions and is suitable for any dog over the age of 2 months. We only use nutrient-dense ingredients to deliver the best meal possible.
Why Trust Bug Bakes?
All dogs should have access to food that looks after their bodies. As the best-reviewed insect food on allaboutdogfood.co.uk, here are some of the reasons why owners throughout the UK love us:
We’ve been buying bug bakes for nearly a year now after seeing the product on dragons den. Our golden retriever has a very sensitive stomach and before we started feeding her bug bakes she suffered upset after upset meaning we were alternating between other “high quality” meat based food and boiled chicken rice. I’m pleased to say that since starting on bug bakes we haven’t had a single stomach upset and our nearly 3 year old wolfs down here bug bakes without hesitation. We couldn’t be more satisfied with this wonderful food!
Our dog has been eating Bug Bakes Grain Free for over three years now and she absolutely loves it! We on the other hand, love its hypoallergenic qualities, high protein content and the fact that has a very small carbon footprint compared to other dog food...and it doesn't smell at all :-). We would like the possibility to be able to choose from different 'flavours' but that's may be just applying human feelings to dogs taste buds. Admittedly, this food is more expensive than other types, but as long as we can afford it, we'll continue to buy it!
My cockapoo loves grain-free bug bakes. We stumbled across the brand when trying to find alternatives to meat and fish-based dog food, initially feeding a half and half mix for a couple of months. My dog is now on a fully bug bakes diet and is thriving - she is full of energy, her coat has become softer, and I love that her diet is now much more climate-friendly. Highly recommended.
Our Range of Dog Foods and Treats
We don’t just make hypoallergenic grain-free dog food. Discover our range of products and treats for your canine companion.
What is the best way to switch my dog’s diet?
You should always slowly transition between dog foods to prevent illness. Try this programme to do so safely:
Day 1-2: 25% new food, 75% old food
Day 3-4: 50% new food, 50% old food
Day 5-6: 75% new food, 25% old food
Day 7: 100% new food
What commonly causes allergies and itchy skin in dogs?
Allergies to particular foods fleas, dust, pollen and mites can also cause itchy skin for dogs. The most common food allergens are beef, chicken, pork, dairy and grain.
How are food allergies and food intolerances different?
Your dog can have food allergies and food intolerances. Food allergies are immune system reactions to allergens, whereas food intolerances are digestive system reactions. Therefore, allergic reactions are typically more severe and life-threatening than intolerance reactions, though you should adjust your dog’s diet to cater to both.
What are the differences in symptoms between a dog food allergy and an intolerance?
An intolerance reaction occurs in the digestive system, it triggers digestive issues, including diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, bloating and gas. Whereas, allergic reactions commonly cause skin rashes, itching, paw biting, obsessive licking, hives, and occasionally vomiting or nausea.