Food Allergy in Cats

How do I know if my cat has a food allergy?

If your cat has food allergies or food intolerance, you may notice some of the following signs:

  1. Vomiting or diarrhea.
  2. Flatulence.
  3. Frequent scratching or hair loss.
  4. Red, inflamed skin.
  5. Chronic ear problems.
  6. Poor growth in young cats.
  7. Coughing, wheezing and sneezing.

What do you feed a cat with food allergies?

Whitefish, cod, salmon, and duck are all popular choices for protein in hypoallergenic cat foods. Sometimes switching to a novel protein source that your cat hasn’t had before—in combination with avoidance of other common allergy triggers like corn or gluten—is enough to quell allergy issues.

Can cats be allergic to dry food?

Symptoms of Dry Food Allergy in Cats

Symptoms may include: Red bumps and lesion. Patches of hair loss. Excessive itching.

In some cases, cats with food allergies develop gastrointestinal signs, such as vomiting or diarrhea, in addition to their skin issues.