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How Diet Cat Food Can Combat Allergies

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Some people are allergic to cats, but did you know that some cats are allergic to different kinds of food? If your vet diagnoses your cat with a food allergy, the simplest solution is to make sure they don't eat the offending food.

The elimination diet

If you know there’s a problem, but aren’t sure what food is causing it, your vet will help you come up with a special “elimination diet”.

The first thing your vet will ask for is a list of foods that your cat eats regularly. Working from this, the vet will then suggest a new diet made up of foods your cat has never eaten. Here are a few guidelines to help you and your cat get the best out of the diet:

• First and foremost, stick to the elimination diet!
• If your vet also prescribes medicine for your cats make sure you follow the instructions on the pack
• Keep your cat’s water bowl full and clean at all times
• Make sure your cat drinks only water (you should never feed cow’s milk to your cats anyway, because they can’t digest the lactose, and diarrhoea may result)
• Keep your cat at home throughout the diet – you never know what they might eat while they're out and about
• Keep your cat away from any other pets during feeding times
• Be patient – you may have to keep your cat on the elimination diet for up to ten weeks
• Watch your cat closely for improvements while they're on the diet, and let your vet know when you see positive signs
• Let your vet know about any unusual reactions to certain foods

The first thing your vet will ask for is a list of foods that your cat eats regularly.
The elimination diet

If you know there’s a problem, but aren’t sure what food is causing it, your vet will help you come up with a special “elimination diet”.
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