What are common food allergens for dogs?
Dogs are most commonly allergic to chicken, beef, turkey, lamb and other proteins commonly found in dog food. A good hypoallergenic diet should include novel protein ingredients like salmon (or other fish), duck, kangaroo, hydrolyzed protein, insect protein, or even crocodile.
Grains like wheat, corn, barley and rice are also common allergens for dogs. Try looking for a recipe that is free of grains and instead uses ingredients like potatoes, sweet potato, lentils, squash, or chickpeas! Lastly, dairy and soy can also be allergy triggers for dogs, high quality dog foods will not include these ingredients at all.
Why is this recipe good for dogs with allergies?
Unfortunately there is no such thing as a “true hypoallergenic dog food”. This is because allergies are a disease that is influenced by many different factors, like environment, genetics, food, etc. If pet owners suspect that their dog has a food allergy, the best thing they can do is look for a diet that is free of common dog allergens. Kabo Hypoallergenic Salmon Recipe does just that. Kabo’s salmon recipe checks all of the boxes to be a good hypoallergenic diet:
- Limited ingredients
- Contains a novel protein, salmon
- Chicken, turkey, beef, and lamb free
- Grain free
- Dairy free
- Soy free
- Gluten free
- High in omega 3s to improve skin and coat health
- Supplemented with natural sources of antioxidants
- Includes anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce itching and redness
- Low in fat and calories
- High in moisture (i.e. dust and mite free)
What ingredients are in the salmon recipe?
We use a blend of high quality, human grade ingredients in our salmon recipe (the same as you would buy for yourself at the grocery store!). The ingredients in our hypoallergenic recipe are: Salmon, Potatoes, Sweet potato, Butternut squash, Green beans, Blueberries, Spinach, Kabo vitamin/mineral mix, Dicalcium phosphate, Flaxseed, Sunflower oil, Sea salt, Rosemary
What type of salmon is in your recipe? What part of the salmon is used?
We use whole Alaskan salmon filets that are human-grade and FDA certified. The salmon filets are frozen, skin on when we receive them. The salmon is then ground and kettle cooked before being mixed with the other ingredients.
Are there bones in the salmon?
It is very unlikely that you will find bones in the salmon recipe. We used deboned salmon filets, however similar to the filets that you would purchase at the grocery store there is a chance that a few small bones are left behind. For this reason, we grind the salmon filets before cooking to make sure that there are no risks to your pup!
Can I feed this recipe to my dog even if they don’t have allergies?
Absolutely! This recipe is a great and healthy option for any dog.
Are the ingredients Canadian?
All ingredients, aside from the salmon, are sourced from Canadian companies. Our salmon comes from FDA certified, human-grade fisheries in Alaska. All of our recipes are cooked and packaged fresh in the GTA, right here in Canada.
Why is the salmon not bright pink?
When we receive the salmon, it is that beautiful pink colour that you would normally expect from this species of fish. However, we add whole blueberries into our salmon recipe as a source of fibre and antioxidants. As a result the blue and purple pigments in the blueberries stain the salmon meat a little darker than its natural bright pink colour.
Can I feed this recipe to my puppy?
Yes! Our salmon recipe is formulated to meet and exceed AAFCO guidelines for all life stages. It is particularly good for puppies because salmon is high in omega 3 fatty acids, which aids in brain development.
Can I feed this to my senior dog?
Yes! This recipe is particularly good for senior dogs since it is highly digestible, easy to chew and low in calories.
Can I feed this to my dog with Pancreatitis?
Always consult with your veterinarian on what is best for health conditions with a nutritional component. Our salmon recipe may not be recommended for dogs with pancreatitis as it contains more fat than would be recommended for dogs with this condition. Try our tender chicken recipe or irresistible chicken kibble instead!
How do I store and portion the salmon recipe?
The exact same way you would store our other fresh recipes! We recommend that you always keep 2 days worth of food in your refrigerator to ensure that you have enough food defrosted for your hungry pup at all times. Keep the rest of your packs in the freezer.
Accidentally forgot to defrost enough food for the day?
No problem! Just put some warm (not hot!) water in a bowl and submerge an unopened pack of food for 5-10 minutes. Once the food is soft and malleable, it’s ready to eat!
How many calories are there in 1 cup?
There are approximately 237 calories in 1 cup (or ~226g) of our Hypoallergenic Salmon Recipe! This is our lowest calorie fresh recipe, which is great for senior dogs or pups trying to lose a few pounds.