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Hi All,

I recently spoke with a reputed vet, and he confirmed that food allergies are indeed real. However, he also said that in his judgement (20 years) that 90% of allergy symptoms he treats/sees are environmentally related. Completely trust him, and I think he is on to something.

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Two of my 6 dogs have food allergies. They had a blood test to determine exactly what they were allergic too - some food allergies, some environmental allergies. Pricey but much easier on the dog to find out exactly what the allergy is rather than trying this food, then that food, on and on.
 

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I've read that about 10% of allergies are food, so that's exactly in keeping with what your vet said. Further, food allergies rarely, if ever, occur unless the dog also has environmental allergies, but the reverse isn't true.
Allergies that show up before 1 year of age are more likely to be food related.
And, there's a big difference between food allergies and food intolerances.
 

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I had a dog with allergies and it was a terrible, frustrating, expensive experience.


I spent a lot of appointments with a dermatologist. She didn't think that many dogs had food allergies. She always said that she only wished it was that easy. It was frustrating for her too.
 
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