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Food Allergy and Food Intolerance

Allergies aren’t fun for anyone, but especially not for your pet who can’t tell you what’s making him so sick. If your pet vomits frequently, has diarrhea, irritated skin, a poor coat condition or hair loss, then he or she may have a food allergy.

It may take months or years before your pet develops an allergic response to a particular food. However, once he’s allergic, he will almost always have a negative reaction to that food.

Allergic reactions are most commonly associated with protein sources – usually the meat in your pet’s food. If your pet has an allergic reaction to a certain meat, you may want to try a food with a new protein source – new to your pet, that is – such as egg, duck, salmon, lamb or whitefish.

If none of this helps, your pet may be allergic to all of these proteins and will need a food with specially broken-down proteins. Visiting your veterinarian will help make sure you and your pet are on the right track.

For an accurate diagnosis and treatment options, always consult your veterinarian.

Virtual Care… 24/7!  Videochat with your Veterinarian using the Airvet app.

We believe that access to pet care should extend beyond the walls of our office. For help, questions, concerns, or to do virtual follow-ups, Videochat with one of our vets - with our new Airvet app.

Download the Airvet app from the Google Play Store or App Store.


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