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Old 12-10-2006, 02:29 PM
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You're right LEDOC.

I know you aren't surprised by the number of people who
think food is the allergy problem, but you might be to know
that many of the so called "experts" at well known pet stores
say and think what you're feeding your dog is causing the
allergy.

Here's a small portion of a post I recently made to my blog
that says the same thing...

Dog Allergies are very frequently misdiagnosed by those
who have no actual medical training. This is especially true
of dietary allergies, which are relatively uncommon, but
very frequently "diagnosed" by sales people in pet stores.

These sales people are taught that dietary allergies are
common by their sales managers because that makes it
easier to sell pet foods. They are sincere, but are often
poorly informed.

The facts about allergies in dogs and cats are that about
15 percent of them may have seasonal allergies, with an
intermittent occurrence similar to hay fever.
Dietary sensitivities and allergies probably only occur
in about 2 or 3 percent of these pets and are characterized
by nonstop, year-round problems...
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