Skin allergies make your Pit Bull's skin dry, itchy, and scratchy (or in some
cases, oily), and are a common problem for many pets. In fact, skin allergies
and scratching are the second most common reason that dogs visit the vet.
So, what causes skin allergies in Pit Bulls? Most veterinarians point to poor
breeding practices and processed pet foods as the main culprits. Treatment for
dogs with extremely severe allergies may require strong pharmaceuticals,
however diet and supplements can be a great place to start for all dogs who
suffer from allergies, before determining if more intensive treatments are
required. For a majority of Pit Bulls, a change in diet alone can be enough to treat
Research has shown that high-potency cultures of probiotics such as
Lactobacillus acidophilus can reduce the likelihood of allergies developing, in
addition to improving the diet of dogs with current allergic conditions.
Probiotics are relatively inexpensive, safe to use, and can prevent costly
trips to the vet down the road.
Healthy fats and Omega-3s can also play an important role in treating skin
allergies and discomfort. Consider incorporating fish oil into your Pit Bull's diet,
or adding freshly milled flax seed. Ideally, you can set up a meal plan for
your dog that regularly includes one of these items, and is accounted for in
their daily caloric consumption so that their inclusion doesn't result in
At NomNomNow, all of our fresh dog food recipes include healthy oils, such
as fish oil or coconut oil, to promote healthy skin and combat allergies. Plus,
our limited-ingredient recipes minimize risk of ingredient allergens within the
diet. Individual portioning of NomNomNow meals, with consideration of the oils
and vitamins added, ensures that the oils don't increase your dog's caloric
consumption. No artificial ingredients or fillers are added, meaning that the
challenges of processed kibble promoting skin allergies is no longer a
"If your dog has allergies, this diet is a simple solution. NomNomNow has
provided Shortbread with a balanced, healthy diet that has markedly reduced his
allergies and sensitivities. He scratches less, and his skin is perfect now."
- Carolyn & Shortbread (Reno, Nevada)
To learn how a diet improvement can help your Pit Bull's skin allergies,
create a NomNomNow profile to learn about a recommended
diet plan for dogs with skin allergies, developed by veterinary nutritionist
Dr. Justin Shmalberg.