Food mites can nest in both wet and dry feed. If your four-legged friend has a mite allergy, it is best to rely on diet food for allergy sufferers. Special manufacturers check their dog food for mite freedom. If you buy such, mostly hypoallergenic, feed, you play it safe. Your veterinarian can advise you on the right dog food.
Food mite allergy: Storage is crucial
Regardless of whether you choose diet food or normal food: It is important that you store it correctly. It is not uncommon for parasites such as mites to be found on objects or human food. You should always keep dry food in an airtight container. Open it only for a short moment and remove the food with a fresh cup each time. This means that mites hardly have a chance to find their way to dry feed.
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Find the right location for the feed
Food mites feel most comfortable when it is warm and damp. Therefore, keep your dog food in a cool and dry place as possible. In addition, mattresses and especially the dog bed are real breeding grounds for the little animals. So make sure that the dog food is far from these things.
For dogs with feed mite allergy, it is also better to buy smaller bags of feed at shorter intervals rather than a large one once in a quarter. This applies to both dry and wet feed. If, for financial reasons, you still buy large packages, freeze a large part of the food first - the cold temperatures ensure that mites die.
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