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Why do dogs scratch and lick?

Discover the relationship between these behaviors and poor nutrition.

As a proud dog owner, you have probably noticed your dog scratching or licking. But why do they actually do this? It's important to understand that scratching and licking is natural behavior for dogs, but sometimes it can also be a sign of underlying health problems, such as poor nutrition.

Scratching is a way for dogs to relieve itching and irritation. They may do this because their skin is dry, they have allergies, parasites are present, or even because they are bored or stressed. Licking, on the other hand, can be for a variety of reasons, such as cleaning their coat, self-soothing, or simply out of habit.

But what does all this have to do with nutrition? It turns out that common allergies in dogs can be caused by ingredients in their diet. A common allergen is grain. Dog owners often don't realize that traditional dry food is full of grains such as wheat, corn and soy.

Grains can lead to digestive problems and allergic reactions in some dogs that manifest as scratching and licking. It can be the cause of chronic itching, irritated skin, ear infections and other discomforts. Fortunately, there is a solution: grain-free dog food.

Grain-free dog food is specially formulated to support the nutritional needs of dogs. These chunks contain natural ingredients such as meat, vegetables and fruit, without added grains or artificial colours, aromas or flavours.

By switching to a grain-free diet you can reduce the risk of allergic reactions in your dog, including scratching and licking. You will soon notice that the itching decreases, the skin becomes healthier and your dog's behavior improves.

In addition to eliminating grains from your dog's diet, it's also important to ensure they get all the essential nutrients. ProfiPets grain-free dog food is rich in proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals that are essential for health and vitality.

As a responsible dog owner you only want the best. By switching to grain-free kibble, you not only meet their natural needs, but you also ensure that they experience an optimal level of comfort and well-being.

So invest in your dog's health and put an end to scratching and licking by switching to grain-free dog food. You'll be amazed at the difference this can make to overall health and happiness.

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