Which single meat protein diet is right for my dog?

Meat is an essential component of a dog’s diet, providing them with protein, amino acids and other essential nutrients to help them thrive. Different protein sources will all provide different ratios of these nutrients that our dogs need.

At Big Dog, we’re passionate about feeding pets a mixed protein diet, even for dogs who have intolerances to certain proteins and need to be on a single meat protein diet have a variety of options within our Big Dog Single Meat Protein Allergy Range to ensure they have a varied and balanced diet through their lives.

We have 3 Single Meat Protein Recipes to choose from.

How they compare:

Single Meat Protein Kangaroo Goat Turkey
Fat 4% 9% 14%
Protein 16% 12.5% 13%
Calcium : Phosphorus 1:0.5 1:0.7 1:0.5
Source Wild game Organic Free range


When to restrict a dog to single meat protein diet?

Single Protein Diets are great for pets that can’t tolerate other proteins, or when conducting an elimination diet.


Is your dog reacting to food or the process it’s been through?

If you suspect that your dog has a food allergy or intolerance, you must chat to your vet or a qualified animal nutritionist to diagnose and manage this. Food allergies and food intolerances are often confused and mislabeled, since they have similar symptoms, but the root of the issue is very different, so it’s important to work with your vet to get the right diagnosis.

You can read Yogi’s elimination diet success story here.


What if it’s not a food allergy?

If you’re unsure, we have a few articles that may be helpful for you to eliminate what the cause of your pet’s symptoms are.

We know that good health starts in the gut, so a high quality diet is important to support our dogs’ immune systems. A highly processed diet can put pressure on a dog’s immune system which can cause them to display symptoms similar to a food allergy (itchy, digestive upsets etc), which Animal Nutritionist, Narelle Cooke explains could be Leaky Gut.

Why is my dog itchy? There are many common household items that could be giving your dog (or cat) itchy skin. This article lists common allergens our pets may be exposed to in their environment.

What is your dog’s poo telling you? If your dog’s symptoms are affecting their digestive system, we have a handy ‘Poo Guide’ and ‘Doo-doo Diary’ for you to categorise and record your dog’s bowel movements to share with your vet.

If you’re ever in doubt, make sure you chat with your vet. A food allergy can be managed once you know what you’re dealing with. Outside of our single protein range, your dog still may be able to enjoy some of our Mixed Protein Diets, while avoiding their allergen protein. You can view the full list of ingredients on our product pages, or get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

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