How to Determine if Your Pet Has Allergies

One Methods:Potential Allergens

With food additives and other issues, pet allergy issues are becoming more prevalent. Read this book to determine if your pet might be suffering from any of them.

Steps

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    Be aware of the wide variety of the types of allergies (and reactions) that there are. Some are:
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    Try treating for one thing at a time. If the skin looks a bit funny, make sure they don't have fleas.
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    Eliminate corn. Corn is a major offender. Just because all of those commercials love to tout that nice looking ear of corn does not make it healthy.
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    Get rid of any potential wheat products in their diet.
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    Watch for behavior changes. Is your animal all of a sudden rolling on her back and scratching herself? Maybe it was something she ate.
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    Improve your pet food. Many store brand foods have way too many ingredients in them. Try going to a pet store and looking for 'limited ingredient' food.
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    Go to a high quality pet store and tell them of your pet's symptoms. Quite often, they might have the answer for you.
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    Try 'grooming' your pet, like the chimps do. Basically, you will be rifling through their hair, looking for skin conditions and red bumps.
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    Take your pet to your vet. Maybe they can help you reduce the possible offenders.

Potential Allergens

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    Be aware that food intolerance can become allergies and it is a good idea to treat them the same.
    • Chicken
    • Wheat
    • Corn
    • Fleas

Tips

  • Rice is the only 'safe' grain and animals don't need a lot of that.

Article Info

Categories: Pets and Animals