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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janet    bethlehem, PA

8/11/2010 4:26:07 AM

good article thank you

Mason    Otisville, MI

1/15/2008 7:25:01 AM

I did not know that cats could be allergic to food ingredients, and then get skin allergies.

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