As a pet parent, I understand how important good nutrition is for our fur babies! My two Bichon Frises have allergies and require a special diet that is both hypoallergenic and nutritionally complete.
After trying a few different options, I found that Purina HA Hypoallergenic Food works best for them.
Purina HA is a prescription-only food that must be obtained through your vet. However, after getting the prescription, it can be ordered online from a retailer like Chewy.
It comes in two flavors – vegetarian and chicken – and is made up of hydrolyzed protein bits that are broken down to make them easier for your pup to digest.
My Bichons Jack and Lance really enjoy eating Purina HA, though it does not have the same meaty flavor as traditional kibble. It also comes in both large and small bags, which makes it easy to order the right amount for your pup. Max used to eat it, too, and enjoyed it.
Other Foods to Supplement
To make sure my dogs are getting the nutrition they need, I use Purina HA as the baseline for their diet. I also supplement their meals with other foods that don’t trigger their allergies, like bananas, to make sure they’re getting enough variety in their diet.
I’ve been feeding my dogs Purina HA for the past 10 years and have found that it’s a great fit for our Bichons. Plus, my dog Max lived to almost 17 years old while eating this kibble, so I know it works long-term.
If you think your dog may have allergies, be sure to consult with your vet first. They will be able to recommend the best diet for your pup. If they recommend a prescription HA diet, I find Purina HA works great.
Ingredients in Purina HA
Here’s the full ingredient list, courtesy of Purina.
- Purina HA Hypoallergenic Food is a prescription-only food that must be obtained through your vet, but can be ordered online from a retailer like Chewy.
- It comes in two flavors – vegetarian and chicken
- Supplement meals with other foods that don’t trigger allergies, like bananas, to ensure your pup is getting enough variety in their diet.