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Old December 21st, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Allergy testing questions

I am considering allergy testing for Roxy who has been diagnosed with atopic dermatitis. She is doing pretty well right now on a raw diet with limited ingredients. I am hoping allergy testing might help with environmental causes, and maybe clear up my questioning a few different proteins.

I know the Dodd's saliva test only does food, so that's probably not the best choice for Roxy. There is also the Spot blood test from Spectrum Labs which tests all sorts of stuff. Any other ones to consider?

Another thing, I've been wondering...how can we do saliva or blood testing for allergies for dogs when neither of these options are used for human allergy testing? If the saliva or blood tests actually work, why wouldn't they do that with people?
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