A dog & canine forum. DogBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » DogBanter forum » Dog forums » Dogs - general
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Pet Food Allergies and How You Can Help Prevent Them

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 1st 08, 09:28 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.misc
ashley ross
external usenet poster
Posts: 56
Default Pet Food Allergies and How You Can Help Prevent Them

The third most common cause of allergies seen in cats and dogs is food
allergies. Those allergies account for about 10% of all the allergies
and is only preceded by flea bite allergies and atopy (inhalant
allergies). By feeding their pets a lamb and rice diet, many pet
owners feel that they are avoiding pet food allergies, but that
couldn't be farther from the truth!
According to the Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs.
Foster and Smith,
"The entire process of a pet being sensitized to a particular agent in
food and the complicated antibody response that occurs in the
intestinal tract in pets with food allergies are not very well
understood. Despite our lack of understanding of the actual disease
process, there are many things that we do know including the symptoms,
how to diagnose food allergies, and also how to treat them."
Food allergies commonly occur between the ages of 2 to 6 years, but
have been revealed as early as five months and as late as 11 to 12
years of age. Food allergies have an effect on all animals, whether
they are male or female or neutered or intact, in the same way. They
affect both cats and dogs. There has been no sturdy link among
specific breeds and allergies. Coexisting inhalant allergies or
contact allergies can be found in many animals with food allergies....


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Test Your Dog for Food Allergies ashley ross Dog activities 0 June 26th 08 11:41 AM
How to Test Your Dog for Food Allergies jose clark Dogs - general 0 January 28th 08 08:23 AM
Dog Allergies Including Dog Food Allergy Reduce Happiness jose clark Dog rescue 0 December 20th 07 12:18 PM
Good Food For Dog With Allergies [email protected] Dog health 8 July 13th 06 05:16 PM
Dog with Food Allergies R. Zimmerman Dog health 3 January 8th 05 06:04 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0 (Unauthorized Upgrade)
Copyright 2004-2020 DogBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.