Best Dog Foods for Allergies 2019

If your dog seems to be having digestive problems such as loose stool, diarrhea, vomiting, or it is showing signs of constant skin irritation, these can all be signs that it suffers from food sensitivity or allergy.

In order to minimize and avoid the allergic reactions in your pup, you should completely eliminate the food product it has an allergy to or is sensitive to from its diet.

There are multiple excellent dog foods which are formulated especially for allergic dogs. Some have hydrolyzed proteins which are easy to digest and minimize the immune reactions, and others are made of limited ingredients which will allow you to completely avoid the allergens altogether.

We have picked the best dog food for allergies for 2019 for you, so you can make life easier and better both for you and for your beloved fur baby.

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets HA Hydrolyzed Formula Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adult

First 5 ingredients: corn starch, hydrolyzed soy protein isolate, partially hydrogenated canola oil preserved with TBHO, coconut oil, dicalcium phosphate

Minimum crude protein: 18%

Minimum crude fat: 9.5%

Calories: 322 kcal/cup

Diet: Prescription food, hydrolyzed, limited ingredient diet

Key features:

  • Made of a single hydrolyzed protein source which is broken down into microscopic components for easy digestion
  • The hydrolyzed protein is much less likely to cause allergic reactions and negative responses such as digestive problems or itchy skin
  • A single carbohydrate which is a low allergen carb is included in the recipe and is a source of MCTs which do not require energy for storage, use or absorption
  • The dry food is suitable for dogs with food intolerance, pancreatitis, food allergic gastroenteritis or dermatitis, or inflammatory bowel disease
  • Made in the USA
  • This is prescription dog food which needs authorization by a vet for online purchase
  • Sold in bags of 6, 16.5 and 25 lbs.

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hydrolyzed Protein Adult HP Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults or puppies

First 5 ingredients: brewers rice, hydrolyzed soy protein, chicken fat, dried plain beet pulp

Minimum crude protein: 19%

Minimum crude fat: 17%

Calories: 304 kcal/cup

Diet: limited ingredient diet, prescription food, sensitive digestion, hydrolyzed protein

Key features:

  • Prescription dry dog food suitable for elimination diets, as well as for long-term food for pups with proven sensitivities
  • A highly palatable diet suitable for picky eaters
  • It can be fed to puppies and adult dogs with food sensitivities or allergies
  • The hydrolyzed proteins are easily absorbed and reduce the risk of an allergic reaction
  • The food also includes delicate fibers and effective prebiotics for soothing digestive problems
  • Added omega 3 for a healthy coat and skin
  • You need a vet’s authorization to order the food
  • Offered in bags of 7.7, 17.6 and 25.3 lbs.

Hill’s Prescription Diet z/d Original Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults

First 5 ingredients: corn starch, hydrolyzed chicken liver, powdered cellulose, soybean oil, calcium carbonate

Minimum crude protein: 14%

Minimum crude fat: 10%

Calories: 354 kcal/cup

Diet: prescription food, hydrolyzed protein, sensitive digestion and skin

Key features:

  • Specially formulated prescription dog food for dogs with skin irritation caused by foods
  • Suitable for dogs with food allergies and sensitivities
  • Minimizes the adverse reaction to the skin from food
  • An S+OXSHIELD seal of confidence
  • The food promotes the urinary function and reduces the risk of development of calcium oxalate and struvite crystals
  • Highly hydrolyzed protein to improve the digestion and the stool quality
  • Improves the health and look of the skin and coat
  • Creates a skin barrier via the fatty acids to protect it
  • A single carbohydrate source (cornstarch)
  • Powerful antioxidants
  • Offered in bags of 8, 17.6 and 25 lbs.
  • You need a vet’s authorization to buy this dry dog food for allergies

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Selected Protein Adult PR Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults

First 5 ingredients: dried potato, rabbit meal, coconut oil, hydrolyzed soy protein, potato protein

Minimum crude protein: 19.5%

Minimum crude fat: 3.7%

Calories: 287 kcal/cup

Diet: limited ingredient diet, prescription food, sensitive digestion

Key features:

  • A palatable recipe for pups with food allergies or sensitivities
  • The main protein is rabbit which is an excellent option for dogs which have problems with more common proteins
  • It has hydrolyzed soy protein for easy and irritation free digestion
  • The kibble promotes skin health and a full and shiny coat
  • Helps reinforce the skin barrier and reduce itching and irritation
  • Also helps reduce hair loss and digestive problems
  • Suitable for elimination diets or for every feeding of dogs with sensitivities
  • Requires a vet’s authorization for purchase
  • Sold in bags of 7.7, 17.6 and 25 lbs.

Forza10 Sensitive Digestion Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults

First 5 ingredients: anchovy meal, peas, fava beans, pork meal, fish oil

Minimum crude protein: 30%

Minimum crude fat: 15.6%

Calories: 374 kcal/cup

Diet: grain-free, limited ingredient diet, gluten-free, sensitive digestion, GMO-Free, no corn no wheat no soy

Key features:

  • Wild-caught anchovy as a first ingredient, rich in fatty acids and protein
  • Offers complete balanced nutrition for dogs of all breeds, including those with food sensitivities and allergies
  • A limited ingredient recipe, grain-free and rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids food for a healthy digestive system, skin, and coat
  • Grain-free, GMO-free, gluten-free kibble
  • Excellent for elimination diets or for everyday feeding
  • A great way to heal your pup’s sensitivities via delicious nutrition
  • Available in bags of 4 and 25 lbs.

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Fish Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults

First 5 ingredients: sweet potatoes, salmon, menhaden fish meal, potato protein, canola oil

Minimum crude protein: 21%

Minimum crude fat: 10%

Calories: 350 kcal/cup

Diet: limited ingredient diet, grain-free, sensitive digestion, no corn no wheat no soy

Key features:

  • Limited ingredient diet recipe suitable for elimination diets or for everyday feeding of dogs with sensitivities or allergies to food
  • Salmon is a protein which is easy to digest and rich in healthy omega fatty acids
  • The main proteins are not common allergens for dogs, so there is a lower risk of allergic reactions such as digestive problems or skin irritations and fur loss
  • The sweet potatoes are healthy carbohydrates rich in potassium and diet fiber
  • The food is suitable for healthy dogs and provides a complete, well-balanced diet
  • Sold in bags of 4.5, 13, 26 lbs.
  • The kibble from the Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet series comes in various recipes, so you can pick the best one for your pup

Blue Buffalo Basics Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Formula Turkey & Potato Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adult dogs

First 5 ingredients: deboned turkey, potatoes, turkey meal, pea starch, peas

Minimum crude protein: 20%

Minimum crude fat: 12%

Calories: 352 kcal/cup

Diet: limited ingredient diet, grain-free, no corn, no soy, no wheat, sensitive digestion

Key features:

  • Real turkey as the sole protein source
  • The potatoes are an easily digestible source of carbohydrates for energy
  • The dry food include calcium and phosphorus for strong bones and healthy teeth
  • The omega 3 and 6 fatty acids will help reduce skin irritation and make the coat beautiful
  • It has all the essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your pup needs for a strong immune system
  • Naturally sourced glucosamine for joint mobility and health
  • No grain, no chicken or poultry by-product meals, no dairy, eggs, soy, wheat or corn
  • Sold in bags of 4, 11 and 24 lbs.
  • There is a wide variety of other options with other main ingredients available from the Blue Buffalo’s Basics Limited Ingredient formula series to choose from

Zignature Turkey Limited Ingredient Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, puppies, and adults

First 5 ingredients: turkey, turkey meal, chickpeas, peas, pea protein

Minimum crude protein: 31%

Minimum crude fat: 18%

Calories: 457 kcal/cup

Diet: low glycemic, grain-free, no corn no wheat no soy, limited ingredient diet, gluten-free

Key features:

  • Made of real turkey – farm-raised in the USA and rich in selenium, riboflavin, phosphorus, and low saturated fat
  • The limited ingredient list includes other real products including peas, chickpeas, and flaxseed
  • No corn, chicken, dairy, soy or potatoes, grains or gluten which are common canine allergens
  • Suitable for puppies and adult dogs for everyday feeding – both those with allergies and perfectly healthy ones
  • It is low glycemic and will not cause blood sugar spikes
  • Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids for a well-rounded meal every day
  • Sold in bags sized 4, 13.5 and 27 lbs.
  • The Zignature Limited Ingredient Formula series of dry dog foods also comes in a wide variety of other recipes suitable for any pup

Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Real Lamb & Chickpeas Recipe Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults

First 5 ingredients: deboned lamb, lamb meal, chickpeas, lentils, peas

Minimum crude protein: 26%

Minimum crude fat: 16%

Calories: 380 kcal/cup

Diet: sensitive digestion, limited ingredient diet, grain-free, gluten-free, no corn no wheat no soy

Key features:

  • Limited ingredient recipe for dogs with food sensitivities, allergies, and sensitive digestion
  • The dry dog food is formulated to provide adult dogs with all nutrients they need to stay healthy, well and active
  • Real deboned lamb is the first ingredient and single protein source
  • The food is poultry free, grain-free, gluten-free and without any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • The powerful omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids will support the health of the skin and coat
  • The glucosamine and chondroitin will help keep the joints healthy and improve their mobility
  • Made of top quality ingredients from trusted sources in the USA
  • Sold in bags of 4, 12 and 22 lbs.
  • There are other recipes which you can pick from in the Merrick Limited Ingredient grain-free formula series of dry foods

Instinct by Nature’s Variety Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Lamb Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults

First 5 ingredients: lamb meal, peas, tapioca, pea protein, canola oil

Minimum crude protein: 23.5%

Minimum crude fat: 16.5%

Calories: 447 kcal/cup

Diet: grain-free, gluten-free, no corn no wheat no soy, sensitive digestion, limited ingredient diet

Key features:

  • Because the recipe has limited and recognizable ingredients you can rest at ease that you know exactly what you are feeding your allergic or sensitive dog with
  • Only one animal protein source (grass-fed lamb) and only one vegetable ingredient (peas) is used for making this dry dog food for dogs with allergies or sensitivities to food
  • Well balanced levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega fatty acids for overall health support
  • The kibble has the nutrition of raw food in every bit
  • The food doesn’t contain grain, eggs, dairy, chicken, fish, beef, potato, sweet potato, corn, chickpeas, soy or artificial preservatives and colors
  • It is offered in bags of 4, 11 and 20 lbs.
  • You can choose from the various other top quality limited ingredient recipes available from this Instinct By nature’s variety series of dry and wet dog foods for dogs with allergies and sensitive digestions

Nutro Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Adult Salmon & Lentils Recipe Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults

First 5 ingredients: salmon, salmon meal, dried potatoes, lentils, chickpeas

Minimum crude protein: 20%

Minimum crude fat: 14%

Calories: 426 kcal/cup

Diet: limited ingredient diet, GMO-free, grain-free, no corn, no soy, no wheat

Key features:

  • Real salmon is the number 1 ingredient and the sole source of protein
  • Made of up to 10 ingredients with added nutrients and natural flavors which even the fussiest eaters will like
  • The kibble promotes digestive health, a shiny coat and irritation-free skin in sensitive dogs
  • Made with non-genetically modified products in the USA
  • Sold in bags of 4 and 22 lbs.
  • There are more recipes to choose from in this premium quality limited ingredient diet series by Nutro

Wellness Simple Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb & Oatmeal Formula Dry Dog Food, 26-lb bag

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults

First 5 ingredients: lamb, lamb meal, oatmeal, peas, ground rice

Minimum crude protein: 21%

Minimum crude fat: 12%

Calories: 406 kcal/cup

Diet: sensitive digestion, limited ingredient diet, gluten free, no corn no wheat no soy

Key features:

  • High quality, real lamb is the single protein and first ingredient
  • A natural recipe with limited ingredients for dogs with food sensitivities and allergies
  • No wheat, no gluten
  • Includes probiotics and prebiotics for a healthy gut flora
  • Helps nourish the skin and coat and reduce any irritation or fur loss
  • Available in bags of 26 lbs.
  • There are other recipes in the Wellness Simple Limited Ingredient Diet series you can choose from

Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Lamb Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults

First 5 ingredients: lamb, lamb heart, lamb tripe, lamb liver, lamb kidney

Minimum crude protein: 35%

Minimum crude fat: 33%

Calories: 318 kcal/scoop

Diet: air-dried, limited ingredient diet, no corn no wheat no soy, grain-free, GMO-Free

Key features:

  • Made of free-range, grass-fed lamb from New Zealand from ethical and sustainable farms raised without hormones or antibiotics
  • The food is made via a two-stage air drying process which preserves the taste and essential nutrients
  • The kibble includes 95% lamb meat, organs and green mussels from New Zealand
  • The glucosamine helps promote joint health
  • The food is 95% digestible and high in calories so you can feed your pup smaller quantities than regular kibble or raw food
  • No grains, no corn, no rice, wheat, potatoes, fillers, rendered meals, glycerins or preservatives
  • Offered in bags of 1, 2.2, 5.5 and 8.8 lbs.

CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Real Bison, Lentil & Carrot Recipe Dry Dog Food

Dog breed and age: all breeds, adults

First 5 ingredients: bison, lamb meal, sweet potatoes, peas, lentils

Minimum crude protein: 25%

Minimum crude fat: 14.5%

Calories: 462 kcal/cup

Diet: sensitive digestion, grain-free, no corn no wheat no soy, gluten-free, limited ingredient diet

Key features:

  • Delicious, simple and nutritious dry food
  • Premium quality bison is the first ingredient
  • Made with limited real ingredients for dogs on elimination diets and with food allergies and sensitivities
  • Free from common allergens – corn, soy, wheat
  • With added HealthPLUS Solutions which is a mix of probiotics, omega fatty acids, and antioxidants for a strong immune system, a well-functioning digestive system, a healthy irritation-free skin, and a beautiful full coat
  • Made only of wholefoods
  • Sold in bags of 4, 10 and 21 lbs.
  • There are over 25 different recipes you can choose from in this excellent quality dog food for allergies Pure series by Canidae

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