Dog Food Without Chicken

We understand that every dog is unique - and that includes their dietary needs. Some of our furry friends have food sensitivities or allergies, with chicken being one of the most common allergens. Finding a chicken free dog food can be difficult, but this doesn't mean that your pantry should be devoid of nutritious and delicious options for your canine companion. We've got you covered with a diverse range of chicken free dog food options, tailored to keep your pet healthy and happy.


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Chicken is a common ingredient in many dog foods due to its lean protein content and affordability. However, it's also one of the most common food allergens in dogs. If you've established that you want to avoid dog foods that contain chicken or chicken by-products, then the above selection of foods are a superb starting point.  They are adored by UK dogs for their taste, gentle recipes and high quality ingredients.  Dog's suffering from chicken allergies no longer have to feel left out!

It's essential to be aware of the various reactions your dog might have to different food ingredients. One such potential allergen is chicken. While it's a nutritious and commonly used ingredient in many dog foods, some dogs may develop an intolerance or allergy to it.

Here's what you need to know about the signs of a chicken allergy in dogs:

1. Persistent Itching and Scratching 

The most noticeable sign of a chicken allergy in dogs is often persistent itching and scratching. This isn't your everyday, run-of-the-mill scratching - it's the kind that seems incessant, with your furry friend seemingly unable to find relief. They may target specific areas, such as their ears, paws, or hindquarters, but it can also be more generalised.

2. Skin Changes

Dogs with chicken allergies may develop skin issues. Look for signs like dry, flaky skin or patches of redness and inflammation. In some cases, you might notice sores and spots, a sign of 'hot spots' which are areas of bacterial infection often associated with allergies.

3. Gastrointestinal Upsets

While less common, some dogs may experience gastrointestinal issues as a result of a chicken allergy. This can manifest as vomiting or diarrhoea, and in some cases, changes in appetite.

4. Changes in Behaviour

If your dog is feeling uncomfortable or unwell due to an allergy, you might notice changes in their behaviour. They may become more irritable, less active, or show signs of distress like whimpering or restlessness.

5. Recurrent Ear Infections

Chicken allergies can sometimes lead to recurrent ear infections in dogs. If your dog is frequently shaking their head, scratching their ears, or if you notice an unusual smell or discharge from the ears, it might be a sign of an underlying food allergy.

If you suspect your dog has a chicken allergy, it's crucial to consult with your vet. They can provide guidance on diagnosing food allergies, which often involves an elimination diet, and can help you find a suitable, chicken free food alternative to ensure your dog is still receiving all the essential nutrients they need.

Remember, we offer a wide range of dog food options free from chicken. Our recipes are carefully crafted to ensure they provide balanced, nutritious meals for your furry friend, without the risk of triggering a chicken allergy.

We understand that all dogs are unique, with distinct dietary needs and sensitivities. That's why we've developed an outstanding range of dog food without chicken, crafted with the highest quality ingredients to meet the needs of every canine companion.

Why is our chicken-free dog food the best choice for your furry friend? Here's why:

Diverse Protein Sources

Instead of chicken, our recipes use a variety of high-quality animal proteins like buffalo, duck, pork, lamb and fish​. These alternative protein sources not only cater to dogs with chicken allergies but also provide a unique taste experience that dogs love.

Nutrient-Rich Formulas

Our recipes are more than just chicken-free. They're packed with essential nutrients to ensure your dog's overall well-being. Our foods are rich in omega fatty acids, essential for healthy skin and coat, as well as other necessary vitamins and minerals for robust health.

No Unnecessary Additives

Our chicken-free dog foods are free from artificial additives and fillers. They're also grain-, soy-, and corn-free, making them an excellent option for dogs with multiple food sensitivities​​.

Tailored to Dietary Needs

Whether your dog prefers dry kibble, wet food, or a combination of both, we've got you covered. Our options include grain-free and limited-ingredient formulas, to cater to even the most particular dietary requirements​​.

Loved by Dogs

Most importantly, dogs love our food! The unique, savoury flavours of our chicken-free range keep dogs excited for meal times, and satisfied afterwards.

Backed by Vets

Always consult with your vet before switching your dog's diet. But rest assured, our chicken-free dog foods are vet-approved and recommended for dogs with chicken sensitivities or allergies​.

We're committed to providing the best for your furry friends. Our chicken-free dog foods not only cater to dietary restrictions but also ensure that your dog's nutritional needs are met without compromising on taste. Try our chicken-free range today, and let your dog experience the Growling Tums difference!

Dogs, like humans, can develop allergies to various foods, including chicken. Food allergies in dogs occur when their immune system mistakenly identifies a specific food protein as harmful and triggers an immune response. This response can result in a range of symptoms, including skin issues, gastrointestinal problems, and more.

In the case of chicken, it is the protein in the chicken that is usually the culprit. When a dog who is allergic to chicken consumes it, the body recognises the chicken protein as an invader, leading to an immune response. The exact reason why some dogs develop an allergy to chicken is not fully understood. It could be genetic, or it could be due to the dog being exposed to chicken in a way that triggered the immune response.

It's also worth noting that a true food allergy in dogs, where the immune system is involved, is quite rare. More often, dogs have a food intolerance, which is a digestive problem rather than an immune response. A dog with a food intolerance might have difficulty digesting a certain type of food, such as chicken, which can lead to symptoms like vomiting and diarrhoea.

When it comes to providing the best nutrition for your furry friends, our chicken-free dog foods stand out for several reasons. First, they offer a variety of protein alternatives, ranging from salmon to duck, ensuring that your dog's diet remains balanced and full of essential nutrients. Additionally, they are made from high-quality ingredients that meet the same standards you'd want for your own meals.

However, it's crucial to note that "chicken-free" doesn't just mean the absence of chicken meat. Some dog foods marketed as chicken-free may still contain chicken fat, a by-product often used to enhance the flavor of pet food. This can be problematic for dogs with chicken allergies or sensitivities, as chicken fat may still trigger adverse reactions.

We understand the importance of truly chicken-free recipes, and we ensure that our dog foods are free from all chicken products, including chicken fat. We believe in transparency and maintaining the highest quality standards. Therefore, you can trust that when we say "chicken-free," we mean it.

Remember, every dog is unique, and dietary needs can vary widely. It's always best to consult with your vet before making significant changes to your dog's diet. They can provide guidance based on your dog's specific health needs and ensure that a dog food without chicken is a good fit for your pet.

We're always on hand to help you pick specific foods for your needs.  Just email us for one to one assistance.

As a general rule, if you're looking for a chicken free food that is good for fussy dogs then we suggest: Superfood Salmon; Superfood Duck; Gourmet Pork or Gourmet Salmon & Trout.

If you want a chicken free dog food that is good for digestion issues then the full range above are appropriate.  They are all gentle recipes that contain prebiotics to assist!

The best chicken free food for senior dogs is Gourmet Senior/Light Salmon & Trout.

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Artificial additives have been linked to many health issues with dogs and we strongly disagree with their use.  Instead, we preserve our foods with natural rosemary extract.

Sue says: "Our Labrador, Max, had been suffering from constant itching and skin irritation. We were at our wit's end until our vet suggested that he might be allergic to chicken. We decided to try your chicken-free dog food, and the transformation has been incredible! Max's skin has cleared up, his coat is shiny, and he's back to his energetic self. He absolutely loves the Superfood Salmon, and we've noticed an improvement in his digestion too. We're so grateful to have found a quality food product that Max enjoys and keeps him healthy."

Angela says: "Bella was diagnosed with a chicken allergy, we were worried about finding a dog food that she could eat safely and would also enjoy. A fellow dog owner recommended your Gourmet Pork. We were initially sceptical but decided to give it a try. We couldn't be happier with the results! Bella loves her new food, and the fact that it's grain-free and devoid of artificial additives gives us peace of mind. She's more active, her coat is healthier, and she has zero allergic reactions."


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