Why Jolipet Hypoallergenic Adult

Food allergy or food intolerance occurs when your pet is hypersensitive to a specific ingredient in the food, in most cases to a specific protein source. A food allergy mainly causes fur and/or digestive problems, such as itching or diarrhoea. The object of a hypoallergenic diet is to take away the cause by leaving the ingredient causing the complaints out of the food.

Mostly, hypoallergenic diets are composed of one single protein source and one single carbohydrate source (e.g. rice), completed by vitamins and minerals. The object of the treatment is to only give ingredients that your pet has never eaten before, and this during a period of at least 6 weeks. During that period, your pet cannot eat anything else but the prescribed diet. One biscuit or other substance can totally undo the entire test. When it indeed concerns a food allergy, the digestive complaints (diarrhoea) mostly will disappear within a few days, while it can take 6 to 12 weeks before fur complaints (itching) start to reduce. If the symptoms of hypersensitivity disappear, the hypoallergenic diet can be used for an indefinite period of time.

Until recently, lamb was often used as protein source in hypoallergenic diets. Meanwhile lamb has become that commonly used in maintenance food that it lost its use as protein source in hypoallergenic diets. It has been borne out by academic research experiences that the use of horse meat is effective for hypoallergenic diets; this is based on a number of patients that followed a hypoallergenic diet under the supervision of the university researchers. This leads to deduce that ordinary pet food probably does not contain horse meat and that hypoallergenic food with a base of horse meat can be very effective.
Do not hesitate to ask your veterinary surgeon for more information.

With the right food my owner gives me
I move much smoother and my coat is much glossier.