1. What is a food allergy?
Food allergies account for about 10% of all the allergies seen in dogs. It is the third most common cause after flea bite allergies and atopy (allergies resulting from skin contact with environmental allergens as well as inhaled allergens). Food allergies affect both males and females and neutered and intact animals equally, and they can show up at any age. Many animals with food allergies also have concurrent inhalant or contact allergies. (Foster and Smith)