Allergy ?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Sean & Rufus, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    Possible dumb question. If a broth protein is used in a wet food, and kitty is allergic/intolerant to said protein, would it be an issue? I'm guessing so, but the whole fish oil in food doesn't can issues for allergen if they are allergic to fish.

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  2. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    I would think so
     
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  3. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering if I should just spend the couple hundred dollars on a test and cross my fingers that it is somewhat close to finding his allegies out.
     
  4. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I have no experience but I've read on here several times that the test is expensive and isn't very accurate or useful. Maybe post a thread asking specifically about that test?
     
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  5. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    I did ask about a month ago. No too many responses. Of the responses I think all said that they were not conclusive. 2 different vets even said it's not worth it. It's so hard to get him to eat. All he likes now is fancy feast beef. Too high phos and while he is better, I still think it has some other ingredients that hes allergic too. Trying to find a venison, duck, or rabbit low in carbs, phos, and pate is kind of difficult.
     
  6. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    You might end up looking into raw diets or make up your own mixture that you add a vitamin/mineral supplement to.
     
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  7. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    There really is no good test for food allergy. The way it is test for/treated is diet trials. Usually one feeds a novel protein diet, that is a diet where the protein source is one not usually in cat food. An example is venison. In those novel protein diets other ingredients are also restricted. One problem, from a diabetic standpoint, is with those novel protein diets is that % calories from carbs might be higher than the desired 8-10%. To see results one has to feed the new diets for at least a month or two
     
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  8. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, unfortunetly I know all of this already. He just won't eat any of the rabbit or ven or duck I buy. He LOVES turkey, but I am sure that is the 1 he is allergic too. And he battle nausea daily so it's really hard to get him to like any food right now. That's why it's hard to do a novel right now :(
     
  9. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    My internist said the allergy tests are not accurate. My 1 1/2 year old is allergic to something. He said it’s usually a protein. So I’m trying to do an elimination test. I think in her case it might be chicken. Three weeks without and her lip was fine. Two days of chicken and it’s red again.
     
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  10. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I keep getting told the same, but I am at my wits end with trying to get him to eat and not knowing exactly what is causing the issue. I'm preety sure it's turkey, and have eliminated it form known ingredients, but some of the fancy feasts just list meat byproducts and who know if its in there. He still scrathing and licking all the time and I think the allergy has turned into an intollerance which has turned into IBD. And of course he wont eat a novel protein :(
     

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