WysongEpigen
STARCH FREE™ • CONVENTIONAL PET FOOD... CHANGED FOREVER™
Home General Info Health Concerns Pet Food Timeline Ingredients & Analysis Epigen 90™ BUY EPIGEN™
Buy Now! Epigen Product Spread Epigen Claims Dr Wysong Audio Clip

Allergies and Food Sensitivity

These conditions are caused primarily by inadequate nutrition and the constant feeding of so-called “complete” pet foods meal after meal. Breaking this cycle results from rotating nutritious foods, reducing starch, and increasing highly bioavailable proteins. Contrary to popular and professional belief, a diagnosis and identification of a specific food allergen “CANNOT be made on the basis of clinical signs, routine clinicopathological data, serum antigen-specific IgE assay, gastroscopic food sensitivity testing, or gastrointestinal biopsy.” (Guliford, W. Grant, et al. Food Sensitivity in Cats with Chronic Idiopathic Gastrointestinal Problems. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 15 (1), 7-13, 2008.) A food must be test fed to determine tolerance.

• “…Diagnosis requires dietary elimination-challenge trials and cannot be made on the basis of clinical signs, routine clinicopathological data, serum antigen-specific IgE assay, gastroscope food sensitivity testing or gastrointestinal biopsy…” Guliford, W. Grant, et al. Food Sensitivity in Cats with Chronic Idopathic Gatrointestinal Problems. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 15 (1), 7-13, 2008.
• “…Skin-testing with selected allergenic food extracts was not useful in identifying food-sensitive dogs.” Kunkle, G, and S. Horner. Validity of skin testing for diagnosis of food allergy in dogs. American Journal of the Veterinary Medical Association, 200 (5), 677-680, 1992.
• “…adverse reaction to food….diagnosis can only be made by the use of an elimination diet. Blood tests (e.g. allergen-specific IgE) or skin tests are not recommended…” Blourge, V.C., et al. Diagnosis of Adverse Reactions to Food in Dogs: Efficacy of a Soy-Isolate Hydrolyzate-Based Diet. Journal of Nutrition, 134, 2062S-2064S, 2004.
• “…suggested that only those products with high or very high protein digestibility should be routinely recommended for patients with suspected adverse food reactions.” Roudebush, P, et al. Protein Characteristics of Commercial Canine and Feline Hypoallergenic Diets. Veterinary Dermatology, 5 (2), 69-74, 2008.

Click here to view more References.