Food Allergy in Dogs and Cats: A Review

@article{Verlinden2006FoodAI,
  title={Food Allergy in Dogs and Cats: A Review},
  author={Ann Verlinden and Myriam Hesta and Sam Millet and Geert P. J. Janssens},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={46},
  pages={259 - 273}
}
Food allergy (FA) is defined as “all immune-mediated reactions following food intake,” in contrast with food intolerance (FI), which is non-immune-mediated. Impairment of the mucosal barrier and loss of oral tolerance are risk factors for the development of FA. Type I, III, and IV hypersensitivity reactions are the most likely immunologic mechanisms. Food allergens are (glyco-)proteins with a molecular weight from 10–70 kDa and are resistant to treatment with heat, acid, and proteases. The… 

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