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    Food allergies are on the rise in veterinary medicine in both dogs and cats. These are manifested mainly as dermatological (skin and ears) and gastrointestinal problems. Chronic ear problems in the dog and chronic vomiting in the cat are big “red flags” for food allergies and intolerances. However, many immune-mediated diseases (those caused by or triggered by the immune system) have been linked recently to food intolerance. Such things as hypothyroidism, diabetes, lupus, coronary artery disease, epilepsy, asthma( cow milk and corn), hyperthyroidism (Grave’s disease), and rheumatoid arthritis as well as many psychological disorders (such as autism and ADHD in people) have been tied to food intolerance in the recent past.

    Dog foods and treats many times contain the food ingredients that have been most often incriminated in food allergies and intolerances. Historically, the main allergens have been dairy products, cereal grains (wheat, barley, corn) and beef in the dog. In the cat, the primary  allergens are dairy products, cereal grains, and fish. So, when deciding which foods to buy for your pet, especially for the allergic pet, try to follow these basic guidelines first:


Things to Eliminate:


1) Wheat, barley, rye - ALL of them. (including bread, snack crackers,treats, wheat/gluten, etc.)

2) Dairy products - ALL of them. (including milk, cheese, whey, casein, dried skim milk, etc.)

3) Soy – ALL (This is also a major problem in people. See‘s Soy Index Page)

4) Corn- ALL (including corn gluten meal)- This is important in asthma, pain syndromes, and epilepsy.

5) Beef and fish - (only if allergy symptoms are present/persist. These are “secondary“ allergies.)

6) Artificial preservatives and colors - (You want to see “preserved with vit.E“)


By eliminating the above items, you will be taking care of at least 80% of all food allergens and all three of the major sources of food intolerance (gluten in grains, casein in dairy, and soy protein.)

    This must be considered in ALL foods, including TREATS and TABLE FOOD. Milk Bones and Beggin’ Strips, for example, are loaded with wheat, artificial preservatives, and many of the animal proteins to which pets may be allergic. In the cat, Pounce is a problem in that it is a “who’s who” of artificial preservatives and colors.

    Below are some of the “safe” foods for your pets that leave out most or all of the above ingredients. ALWAYS READ LABELS. Not every flavor variety is safe.


Safe Pet Foods:


 *Nutro Natural Choice Lamb and Rice Adult formula (available at pet shops)

 *Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Duck and Potato (available at B&B PetStop, Cottage Hill)

  *I.V.D. - Potato-based diets available through veterinarians. The “Cadillac”.

 *I.V.D., and Nutro Treats- Available here and at pet shops.

 *Lambaderm by NaturalLife- Available at select WalMarts.

 *Canidae and Felidae Pet Foods- None of the "big 4" but many different proteins present.

 * Life's Abundance Premium Health Dog and Cat foods- Great food for the dogs and cats  


If symptoms persist after 3-6 weeks of starting these diets, then blood testing is available to identify other food allergies. These can be varied and numerous, especially in aged pets.

    Above all, BE STRICT. Food allergies can be very sensitive conditions and the least amount of the offending substance can trigger reactions that can last for days. Be creative in finding safe treats for your pets- those that MATCH the diet. This will be a lot harder on you than your pet.


NEW:  (Life's Abundance)  - Print out and read “Hydrogenated oils- The Silent Killers” and Aspartame paper.


I hope you enjoyed your time here and got something important from your stay. It is my goal to help all of mankind navigate through the jungle of medical information now available on the Internet and find the truth about the origins of what we call "disease" as well as discover the natural solutions for these conditions.
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Dogtor J
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