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Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

The dermatological signs of food allergy in dogs and cats are indistinguishable from those of environmental allergies, with itching being the most common presentation. Food allergy can also cause gastrointestinal issues, such as flatulence, frequent defecation,...

Pets and Environmental Allergies

Let’s talk about the majority (85%) of my patients with allergic skin disease who are reacting to environmental allergens. Commonly used terms for this type of allergic dermatitis are atopic dermatitis (AD) or atopy. Pets and people with atopy inherit the...


An allergic reaction is an immunological, over reaction to harmless proteins, called allergens, to which the pet has been previously exposed. Exposure to various allergens can occur through the digestive tract, respiratory tract, eyes and skin. Microscopic amounts of...

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