Food hypersensitivity in 30 dogs.

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Food hypersensitivity was diagnosed in 30 dogs. Clinical signs varied, with pruritus (97%), erythema (50%), and papules (37%) being the most common. Diagnosis was based on resolution of clinical signs when the dogs were fed a restricted ("hypoallergenic") diet, and recurrence of signs when fed their original diet or other foods. No age, breed, or sex predilection was noticed. None of the owners could relate the onset of clinical signs with a recent change in diet. Seven dogs had concurrent fleabite, inhalant, intestinal parasite, or insulin hypersensitivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-698
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)


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