Less than 5% of dogs have real food allergies.
If your dog displays sudden unusual symptoms, it could be due to a food allergy or intolerance.
Allergies involve an immune response, while intolerance does not.
There is no single test, so it may take some time to identify the cause.
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Can you test pets for allergies?
Pets cannot be tested for food allergies like humans can.
The only way to determine your dog’s allergy is through an elimination diet.
This diet involves removing certain proteins from your dog’s food for two or three months.
It may seem like a big task, but it helps eliminate old protein sources from your dog’s body so you can identify the cause.
Your vet can provide guidance on how to start the elimination diet.
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