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 hypersensitivity cannot be treated with immunotherapy. Avoidance and elimination diets are the key forms of treatment. The Artuvetrin Food Reactivity Test can be a helpful tool to determine which elimination diet should be used.