Food allergies which could affect dogs and cats are a common term for allergic reactions against pet foods. This reaction is not related to a specific age, sex or breed. Food allergies, after insect bites and respiratory allergies, are the third most common form of allergic reaction in dogs. Studies show food allergies is a “true allergy” which shows the characteristic symptoms associated with a canine and feline allergy that could be different from food intolerance showing symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhoea.
Food allergies can cause skin problems. Most often, food allergies are associated with a non-seasonal, chronic skin irritation and itching. In contrast to common belief, it is important to know that skin problems caused by food allergies are rather rare.