Understanding food allergies in pets

01/19/2012 | Seattle Times, The

Nonseasonal itchiness with or without a rash is the most common sign of a food allergy in dogs, and some dogs have vomiting or diarrhea as well, says veterinary dermatologist Stephen White. The foods commonly implicated in allergic reactions in dogs include beef, chicken, milk, eggs, corn, wheat and soy, while cats most often react to fish, beef, milk and milk products. Hypoallergenic food trials for eight weeks is the best way to diagnose the condition, says Dr. White.

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