FOOD ALLERGY IN CATS

What is food allergy?

In cats with food allergy, some components may trigger an immune system response. Food allergy is not the same as food sensitivity. Food sensitivity usually affects the digestion of a cat (vomiting and diarrhea), but food allergy is often seen as a skin problem.

If your cat looks itchy and you have ruled out fleas or pollen and grass reactions, there is a possibility that something will be problematic in your pet’s food.

While food additives are often blamed for causing allergies or sensitivities, there is not much evidence to support it. Mostly allergy food;

  • Lamb
  • White fish
  • Dairy
  • Beef

How are food allergies treated in cats?

Your veterinarian can help you find out if your cat is allergic to food and may suggest different types of food. Cat food labeled “cereal” or “limited content” may be a good choice; it is usually done without some problematic components for cats.

Cereal-free cat food does not contain wheat, corn or soy, which can sometimes cause reaction in cats. Limited content cat food is usually made with alternative or, new genellikle proteins such as salmon, turkey or duck.

Remember to read the labels carefully. Even a cat food called bilir grainless eden or iniz limited component sız may contain a component that bothers your cat.

• Change your cat to a new meal by replacing old items with new items in their usual meals. Change to the next feed and change for a week.

• From the seventh day on, your cat should switch to a completely new meal.

• Don’t forget to treat your cat and give food to people; This may also include some allergens that you are trying to avoid.

• If you notice any new symptoms, you should take it to your vet.