Symptoms of an atopic pet and one suffering from food allergy are sometimes similar. In addition to itchy skin, ear infections, excessive feet licking and gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea and vomiting are common in pets with food allergy. The symptoms typically come year-round.
Food-induced allergic hypersensitivity cannot be treated by immunotherapy. Avoidance and elimination diets are the key forms of treatment. The food reactivity test of Artuvet, Dr. Baddaky, Alergovet and Spectrum can be a very helpful tool in the allergy investigation by providing negative predictability and guidance.