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Allergies, Cats, Dog, Food

Allergies in Pets

In a dog or cat with an allergy, the immune system overreacts and produces antibodies to something that it would normally tolerate. That “something” can be a protein in food, flea saliva, dust or storage mites, mold, pollen, or other substances the animal comes in contact with. Often, the allergy develops after prolonged exposure as antibodies build up, resulting in symptoms like hives, itching, diarrhea, vomiting, sneezing, swelling of the face, and red, inflamed skin... Read More