Avoid any food substances that caused the clinical signs to return during the provocation phase of the diagnosis. Antibiotics or antifungal medications may be prescribed by your veterinarian if secondary pyodermas or Malassezia infections are taking place.
Treats, chewable toys, vitamins, and other chewable medications (e.g., heartworm preventive) that may contain ingredients from your dog's previous diet must be eliminated. Make sure to read all ingredient labels carefully. If your dog spends time outdoors you will need to create a confined area to prevent foraging and hunting, which can alter the test diet. All family members will need to be made aware of the test protocol and must help keep the test diet clean and free of any other food sources. Cooperation is essential to successful treatment of this disorder.
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