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Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2011 Mar;41(2):361-79. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2011.02.005.

Adverse food reactions in dogs and cats.

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Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA. fgaschen@lsu.edu

Abstract

Adverse food reactions (AFR) are a common problem that may cause cutaneous and/or gastrointestinal signs in dogs and cats. They comprise food intolerance, food intoxication, and food allergy. Response to a dietary elimination trial and recurrence of signs during dietary provocation remain the centerpiece of diagnosis and management of dogs and cats with AFR. Response to an elimination trial is frequently observed in dogs and cats with chronic idiopathic enteropathies. However, only a fraction of them relapse after a dietary challenge. These animals may have mild to enteritis and/or colitis and benefit from various additional properties of the elimination diet.

PMID:
21486641
DOI:
10.1016/j.cvsm.2011.02.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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