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Dog Food Allergy Symtoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Tips
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Years ago I had a little ShihTzu girl named Dana. She sufferedseverely from allergies, most likely from a food allergy exacerbated byfleas. (Welived, at that time in an area heavily infested with dog fleas). We did everything—shampoos, antibiotics,antihistamines, steroids, flea treatments, bland diets—everything suggested tous; we tried. She lived to be a ripe oldage of 16, but the allergies never entirely went away. Today we are fortunate to have more options.
Finally, if your dog has skin that itches and it doesn’t get better with treatment from steroids, then it is probably a food allergy.
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I would suggest having your dog examined and tested by a board certified veterinary dermatologist.
That was the only thing that helped my dog (stable X several years).
If your dog has environmental allergies, the food has nothing to do with it. Environmental allergies tend to wax and wane, they don’t go away and often they require lifelong treatment. Food Allergies in Dogs | Treatment and Prognosis - PetWave
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The best treatment for food allergies is avoidance. Once you’ve identified the food your four-legged friend is allergic to, you will be able to avoid it in the future and help your dog live an allergy-free life. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent your dog from developing food allergies.Treatment of canned dog food allergies in dogs occurs simultaneously with diagnosing the condition. Finding the specific food ingredient that is the allergen may coincide with the diagnostic testing. Treatment methods may comprise:If your veterinarian suspects that your dog is allergic to dry dog food, he will give you specific instructions on how to begin to perform an elimination diet. The only definitive and effective treatment for dry dog food allergies is to remove the specific ingredient from your dog’s diet. Treatment methods will comprise of the following:Dry Dog Food Allergies can be an expensive treatment in dogs and can range from $200.00 to $800.00 depending on the cost of living and severity of your Dog's dry dog food allergies. On average, the national cost of treating dry dog food allergies in dogs is $400.00.Canned Dog Food Allergies can be an expensive treatment in dogs and can range from $200.00 to $800.00 depending on the cost of living and severity of your Dog's canned dog food allergies. On average, the national cost of treating canned dog food allergies in dogs is $400.00.Cat Food Allergies can be an expensive treatment in dogs and can range from $200.00 to $800.00 depending on the cost of living and severity of your Dog's cat food allergies. On average, the national cost of treating cat food allergies in dogs is $400.00.Treatment of cat food allergy in dogs is basic. Treatment methods are few and far between, with the one method being to not allow your dog to ingest anymore food that is meant for felines. Treatment methods are:Food allergy typically does not respond well to corticosteroids or other medical treatments. Treatment requires identifying the offending component(s) of the diet and eliminating them. The most accurate way of testing for food allergies is with an elimination diet trial using a hypoallergenic diet. Because it takes at least eight weeks for all other food products to be eliminated from the body, the dog must eat the special diet exclusively for eight to twelve weeks. If a positive response and improvement of your pet's clinical signs occurs, your veterinarian will advise you on how to proceed.