Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Food allergy

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Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Food allergy

Each Veterinary Medicine Essentials package covers diagnostic steps, treatment plan guidance and the latest updates, plus resources to share with your entire veterinary team and your clients.
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Jun 15, 2017
By dvm360.com staff

It seems like every family has a member with a food allergy these days (an exaggeration but food allergies are common). And four-legged family members are not exempt. Luckily for you, we have compiled the best of our food allergy coverage to make sure you are up-to-date on the latest allergy news and to offer some tips on conducting an elimination food trial—still the only effective way to diagnose a food allergy—and on how to help owners and patients after a food allergy diagnosis.

 

Updates on food allergy

Diagnosing food allergies in dogs and cats—Bring your case to trial

Jan 05, 2017

An elimination diet trial is the only way to diagnose a food allergy in a dog or cat. Here’s a step-by-step guide for selecting and conducting an elimination diet trial. ...

 

The finer points of food elimination trials: A veterinary nutritionist's take

Dec 20, 2016

Suspect a food allergy? Run an elimination diet trial—and do it right! ...

 

The idiosyncrasies of itchy cats

Jun 03, 2016

Cats are not small dogs; we've heard that before. It's never quite so true in veterinary medicine as for a dermatologist! ...

 

Pet food facts—and fiction

Feb 19, 2015

Can’t stomach the dizzying array of pet food trends, fads and marketing tactics inundating the market? Let’s demystify some of the most common misconceptions so you can counsel your clients with confidence. ...

Managing food allergy

Now what do I feed? Identifying food hypersensitivity in dogs and cats

A look at the most common dermatologic signs and consequences. ...

 

Food hypersensitivities: Performing an elimination diet trial

Take the time to find the right trial diet, and counsel clients on what not to feed. ...

 

Food hypersensitivity in dogs and cats: Elimination veterinary diet trial pitfalls

Diet trials are key to diagnosis, but common complications must be avoided. ...

 

Food allergy and intolerance: Clinical expression and dietary management (Sponsored by Nestle Purina)

Through this roundtable, we hope to provide practicing veterinarians with a better understanding of how to recognize food allergies and food intolerance in both cats and dogs, as well as how to help manage the condition through diet. ...

 

Food allergy vs. atopy (Proceedings)

The most common hypersensitivities affecting dogs and cats are: flea bite hypersensitivity, food adverse reaction (food allergy & food intolerance), and atopy. ...

Associated conditions

It’s not magic: The skinny on treating canine atopic dermatitis

Red, itchy skin is more than just an annoying problem. It negatively affects a dog’s quality of life and can lead to secondary infections. Fortunately, this overview of your therapeutic options and step-by-step treatment strategy can help you provide relief to your itchy patients—and as a bonus, this veterinary dermatologist throws in a few treatment tricks of the trade. ...

 

What is new with an old problem: Drug options for treating the itch of canine allergy

Canine atopic dermatitis is a common and frustrating skin disease. Here are three treatments compared and contrasted, including two standards and one relatively new kid on the block. ...

 

Allergy mimickers (Proceedings)

When a clinician is presented with a pruritic patient, it is correct to initially consider, and rule out, the more common hypersensitivity disorders. Atopic dermatitis, adverse food reactions, and parasite hypersensitivities (especially flea allergy dermatitis) are seen on a daily basis. ...

 

Three cheers for new veterinary dermatology drugs

You just got new additions to your arsenal against atopy, demodicosis and bacterial skin infections. ...

 

Those darn dermatophytes!

Find out what other infections can be a dead ringer for this fungal infection, and additional patient management tips. ...

 

Goodness gracious, it's pemphigus foliaceus

Five pointers on managing this common autoimmune dermatologic disease from veterinary dermatologist Dr. Paul Bloom. ...

Educating clients about food allergy

Client handout: Answers to their most burning dermatology questions

Your clients have dermatology concerns they're itching to ask. This handout covers 7 of the most common ones. ...

 

Client handout: Understanding food allergy in dogs

Help your veterinary clients learn about food allergies inside and out so their pup can feel better, inside and out. ...

 

Got skin in the derm game?

Here she is. Another frustrated veterinary client with an itchy pet. Help by answering her top questions. ...

 

Sample script: Take the sting out of allergy talks

Use these tips to communicate with clients about itching. ...

Tools for the team

A quick tip on stocking therapeutic veterinary diets

Check out this off-the-shelf advice from a veterinary nutritionist. ...

 

The importance of taking a complete dermatologic history

And how to do it right—including a comprehensive downloadable client history form. ...

 

Dial into food allergies in pets

Veterinary teams are the first line of defense when pet owners want answers about food allergies. ...

 

3 questions clients ask about pet food allergies

Sandra Grable, CVT, a dermatology technician at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, shares three common questions clients ask when they discover their pet might have a food allergy and offers advice to help you serve up answers with confidence ...

 

Dear Kara: Food allergies (Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition)

Kara answers questions about food allergies ...