Food allergies are very common in dogs and cats and can lead to digestive issues as well as skin problems. Helping him heal involves improving his nutrition.
Many dogs and cats suffer from food allergies — or “cutaneous adverse food reactions”, as your veterinarian may call them. Food allergies occur when a dog or cat’s immune system mounts an attack against a substance in an ingested food. Current literature suggests that certain proteins within foods are the culprits of these allergies, although we also still consider carbohydrates a causative factor. Let’s look at the signs of food allergies in your dog or cat,