Skin Disease Due to Food Allergies in Cats
Dermatologic Food Reactions in Cats
While the pathogenesis of dermatologic food reactions is not fully understood, immediate reactions and delayed reactions to food are thought to be due to a hypersensitive immune response. Dermatologic food reactions are non-seasonal reactions which occur following ingestion of one or more allergy causing substances in an animal’s food. The physical reaction is frequently excessive itchiness, with resultant excessive scratching at the skin.
On the other hand, food intolerance is a non-immunologic idiosyncratic reaction due to the metabolic, toxic or pharmacologic effects of the offending ingredients. Since it is not easy to distinguish between immunologic and idiosyncratic reactions, any negative response to food is generally referred to as an adverse food reaction.
Symptoms and Types
A disease of the skin in which it emits pus
To be allergic to or sensitive to a certain vaccine or medication
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A lesion on the skin that is filled with pus
A medical condition in which the ear becomes inflamed
A condition in which the skin becomes inflamed
A reaction to a certain pathogen that is out of the ordinary
Any substance or item that the body of an animal would regard as strange or unwanted; a foreign disease or virus in the body (toxin, etc.)
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
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