Quick Tips: Food Allergies

Does your cat have a food allergy? Look for these signs.

Cats can develop allergies to virtually any cat food ingredient. Allergies can be manifested as skin problems, specifically severe itching. Scratching can result in significant hair loss. If a cat develops an allergy, it is important to identify and eliminate the responsible ingredient. Your veterinarian, or a veterinary dermatologist, can perform sensitivity testing to identify the ingredient containing the allergen. Several commercial diets are available containing “novel” ingredients that are unlikely to cause allergies in your cat.

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