Quick Tips: Food Allergies

Does your cat have a food allergy? Look for these signs.

Posted: Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 PST 2002

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Cats can develop allergies to virtually any cat food ingredient. Allergies can be manifested as skin problems, specifically severe itching. Scratching can result in significant hair loss. If a cat develops an allergy, it is important to identify and eliminate the responsible ingredient. Your veterinarian, or a veterinary dermatologist, can perform sensitivity testing to identify the ingredient containing the allergen. Several commercial diets are available containing "novel" ingredients that are unlikely to cause allergies in your cat.
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Michalle    Portland, OR

5/7/2012 2:06:43 PM

Cats can have food allergies. It's important to inentify what the allergy is.

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

5/9/2011 4:56:55 AM

good article. thanks very much

janet    bethlehem, PA

12/30/2010 4:29:05 AM

good to know, thanks

Evelyn    Beamsville, ON

6/28/2010 7:32:54 AM

This article needs more information. Diarrhea can also be an allergy to food.

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