When your pet is eating too much, a small percentage of animals will become food-borne.
If you see one or more of these critters at the house, it’s time to get in touch with the pet’s veterinarian.
The veterinarian can help you identify the problem, prescribe the appropriate medications, and provide a complete plan of action to prevent future illnesses.
Animal husbandry is a great way to get your pet healthy without having to make difficult choices about food.
Here’s what you need to know.
Can you tell if your dog has an allergy?
Your dog will not have an allergy to anything that you can find in a supermarket.
However, if your pet has a problem with one of the following: an allergy or hay fever; a food allergy; or a food intolerant dog, you’ll want to consult your veterinarian before starting treatment.
How long will it take to treat an allergy and what can you expect?
Your pet’s allergy will be treated within the first week of your pet’s first symptoms.
However it may take up to a week for the pet to fully recover and become able to be pet-friendly again.
Your vet may prescribe medication, but it’s not necessary to follow it exactly.
The sooner your pet learns to associate the odor of something else with food, the better.
You can always repeat the testing, and you’ll have more information to work with if you decide to continue the treatment.
Can your pet have a food intolerance?
Many dogs and cats have a specific intolerance to certain foods, such as beef or lamb.
Some pets will have an intolerance to any food at all, but other pets may be allergic to only certain foods.
If your pet does not react to food or has any other health problems, then there’s no reason to assume that it has an intolerance.
However if your pets diet contains gluten, you should check your dog’s diet.
If the pet is gluten-sensitive, it may have a severe reaction to the food.
If that’s the case, your veterinarian may prescribe a gluten-free diet.
It’s important to follow all the recommended daily amounts of gluten-containing foods and to make sure that the dog doesn’t develop an intolerance when eating gluten-based food.
Can pets have food allergies to the egg yolk?
Yes, your pet will be able to tolerate egg yolks.
It can take a week or more for the egg to digest fully.
Your pet may be able, though, to tolerate it as long as it is a source of calcium, which is what the yolk contains.
How do you determine if your cat is a food-sensitive dog?
First, look for any changes in your pet in the last week or two, such like: licking and sniffing; shedding; or an increase in their weight.
Next, check to see if they are shedding food, and if so, how often.
If they are not shedding food or just have a slight change in how they behave, then they may be a food source.
For more information, see our article, What Is Food Sensitivity?
How can I avoid a food fight when my dog’s feeding is not normal?
First of all, be patient.
It takes a few weeks for your pet to be able feed normally.
Also, try to be patient and consider a different diet and supplement if necessary.
The more that you feed your pet, the more likely that they will feed themselves.
How will I know if my dog has a food or allergy problem?
Your veterinarian will determine if a food allergies your pet.
This can be done by using a stool test.
The stool test shows the presence of a specific protein, called whey protein, in your dog.
This protein, which helps digest the egg and the yolky substance in meat, is the first sign that your dog may be having a problem.
If whey proteins are present, then your veterinarian will prescribe a food that contains whey.
What if my pet’s eating problems don’t go away?
If your dog is still having trouble eating and shedding food and is not responding to other treatments, you may want to see a veterinarian who specializes in pet allergy.
You may also want to speak with your vet’s office about whether there are other treatments available.
Can I take my pet to the vet for more tests?
Your pet will need to be examined by a veterinarian to make certain they are fully vaccinated for canine coronavirus (CV).
Your veterinarian may also recommend additional tests, such a blood test or an E.coli test, to rule out other diseases.
Can a dog be tested for canine CPV?
Yes — as long your pet also has CPV, you can test them both. CPV is a