A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Benefit of Royal Canin Anallergenic Veterinary Diet in Dogs with Spontaneous Pruritic Chicken Hypersensitivities.
Food allergies are common cause of itch and atopic dermatitis is dogs. The aid for diagnosis or treatment of food allergy is a feeding of the affected dog with a novel protein diet or, recently, with a diet composed of hydrolyzed proteins with lower antigenicity. Indeed, hydrolyzed milk has been used for decades in babies with allergy to mother’s milk.
The goal of this study is to determine the clinical allergenicity of hydrolyzed chicken feather diet, Anallergenic, in dogs with proven chicken-induced cutaneous adverse food reactions. The results will be compared to the allergenicity of another hydrolyzed chicken diet (Hill’s z/d Ultra dry) in the same population of dogs.
- Nonseasonal itch with any type of lesional phenotype (atopic dermatitis, urticarial, angioedema, folliculitis, otitis, etc.) triggered by a consummation of a chicken-based diet
- Current non-reactive fed diets must reduce the itch level to <2:10 for at least two weeks prior to enrollment
- The dog cannot react to corn
- Negative chicken and corn reactivity must be demonstrated within a month prior to enrollment by a positive and negative challenge
- Initial and one recheck visit and examination by a NCSU-CVM Dermatologist
- Free prednisone to control any flare up
- An incentive of $200 at study completion will be credited to your account at the NC State Veterinary Health Complex
- Free six month supply Royal Canin Anallergenic diet if beneficial response is found
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