In the US, the number of dog food allergies has tripled in the past decade, according to a recent study.
Many people believe dog food is just like other foods, and they’re just as likely to develop a reaction to the dog food as other foods.
But that’s not the case, according the new study from a team at the University of Maryland.
The researchers found that dog food reactions can vary from person to person, and that people with allergy may be more likely to have an allergy to dog foods than other people.
“What we found was that people who are allergic to dogs are actually more likely than people who don’t have dog allergies to have dog reactions,” said Dr. Paul Kuchta, an allergist and professor of medicine and pediatrics at the university’s College of Medicine.
Kuchta and his team wanted to know if dog foods could be more easily identified in the lab.
Using an aphylactic IgE antibody test, they were able to look for proteins that could trigger dog food allergy reactions in mice and rats.
For the study, the team enrolled two mice and one rat in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
After a three-day washout period, they gave both mice and the rat a test that consisted of sniffing a variety of foods, including a mixture of dog and cat foods.
After one week, the researchers removed the mice and their noses were put on a special mask to block out the sniffer and their body temperature was recorded.
They also took saliva samples from each mouse and rat.
Then, the mice were tested with an immunofluorescence immunoassay (IFA) to see whether their immune systems were activated.
The results showed that mice that had been on the mask had higher levels of IgE antibodies, indicating they had been exposed to dog products.
They also had a lower rate of developing dog food sensitivity than mice that were not on the masks.
Finally, the scientists compared the results of the mouse and mouse-free mice and found that the mice with dog-containing dog foods had significantly lower levels of dog-specific IgE than mice with mouse-containing cat foods and that they had lower levels than the mice without dog foods.
They also found that mice with a low level of dog allergies had lower IgE levels and were less likely to respond to a dog food test.
This pattern of results indicates that the antibodies generated by the immune system of mice and mice-free rats were similar in that they are triggered by a specific type of antigen, Dr. Kuchka said.
In humans, dogs are more commonly linked to allergies than people.
But dogs also have a number of health benefits, including protecting against allergies, helping to manage inflammation and preventing diseases like allergies and asthma.
This is the first study to show that dogs can have a significant impact on allergies and other health conditions, Dr Kuchata said.
“There are many different types of allergies and many different foods that are available in the marketplace.
You can buy food at any grocery store and you can find all sorts of different allergens,” he said.
People with allergy are more likely or have been diagnosed with allergies.
If you have any questions about allergies or your health, call 1-800-222-1222 or visit the US National Dog Food Allergy Resource Center (NDFOARC).