1-19-13: Pet food allergies


Adverse food reactions, or food allergies, will cause itchy skin conditions in both dogs and cats. Beef, fish, chicken, eggs, and dairy products are some of the more common allergens to which dogs and cats will develop adverse reactions. However, anything your pet eats on a regular pet eats can cause an allergic reaction. Adding to the confusion is the number of commercially available allergy diets and myths associated with food allergies. Our expert guest was Dr. Lindsay McKay, veterinary dermatologist from Aurora, Illinois. Dr. McKay gave us information and answered listener questions about this common and frustrating disease in dogs and cats. Dr. McKay also discussed dietary options for a pet with a food allergy, including commercial foods, home-cooked

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