Does Your Cat Have a Food Allergy?

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When you see your cat scratching and licking itself incessantly, your first assumption might be fleas. While that’s certainly a possibility, food allergies are actually a very common cause of feline skin irritation. Here are three common signs that your cat might be allergic to its food.

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Does Your Cat Have a Food Allergy?:

Does Your Cat Have a Food Allergy ?

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When you see your cat scratching and licking itself incessantly, your first assumption might be fleas. While that’s certainly a possibility, food allergies are actually a very common cause of feline skin irritation. Here are three common signs that your cat might be allergic to its food.   1 . Consistent Itching   Itchy skin is perhaps the most common signal, though a cat with food allergies will scratch a little differently than a cat dealing with fleabites. The consistency of irritation can be telling, as fleas tend to congregate in specific areas and may also only bother your pet seasonally.

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2 . Irregular Bowel Movements Food allergens can also result in diarrhea or other excretory issues. Some cats react to certain ingredients, such as: • Grain • Meat • Dairy Try finding a brand of food that eliminates one of these culprits to see if that alleviates the issue.

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3 . Hair Loss   This is another symptom that people commonly mistake for a flea reaction, when it can actually be the cat’s food causing the problem. If a change in diet results in hair loss, you may need to change the food again.   Getting your cat on the right diet is very important. To find a cat veterinarian in San Jose who can help you find the appropriate food, visit this website .

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