The role of dietary management in canine food allergy is to provide a proper balance of total nutrients while meeting the special dietary needs of the patient. Nutritional management of food hypersensitivity involves the identification and avoidance of the offending antigenic proteins. Providing a diet with a limited number of novel protein ingredients may be helpful in the management of dogs with allergies to more common proteins. Omega-3 fatty acids may also be beneficial in reducing the inflammation associated with allergic dermatitis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Purina Veterinary Diets® DRM Dermatologic Management® Canine Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for growth of puppies and maintenance of the adult dog and has been formulated to achieve the following characteristics:
- Limited number of novel protein ingredients
- Appropriate levels of omega-6 fatty acids
- Added zinc
- High omega-3 fatty acid content
- Increased antioxidant vitamins A, E and beta-carotene
Diets with these nutritional modifications have been recommended for dogs with some forms of the following conditions:
- Food allergic dermatitis
- Other inflammatory skin conditions
- Pruritis associated with atopy
Allergies to listed ingredients
Bags of 8, 18 and 32 pounds.
Brewers rice, salmon meal, trout, canola meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), brewers dried yeast, canola oil preserved with TBHQ, potassium chloride, fish oil, corn oil preserved with TBHQ, salt, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, taurine, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, manganese sulfate, ascorbic acid, niacin, calcium carbonate, beta-carotene, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. H-4570