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Allergic Dogs and other Animals

For my hypothesis to be true, animal vaccinations must be considered. If vaccinations cause allergies, then there should be food allergies in the pets and zoo animals. Animals don't usually get food allergies according to Science Daily:

The most significant obstacle to developing an animal model of food allergy is that animals are not normally allergic to food.

So animals are not normally allergic to food.....
Hypothesis: The inoculations that pets get contain peanut oil.
The following patents show that the vaccines we give to animals may contain peanut oil.

Use of GM-CSF as a vaccine adjuvant
The present invention is a method for enhancing the immune response of a mammal to a vaccine by administering to such a mammal an effective amount of GM-CSF in conjunction with a vaccine.
…Suitable adjuvants for the vaccination of mammals include but are not limited to Adjuvant 65 (containing peanut oil, mannide monooleate and aluminum monostearate); …

Oil-based and water-based adjuvant mixture
Sources for vegetable oils include nuts, seeds and grains. Peanut oil, soybean oil, coconut oil, and olive oil, the most commonly available, exemplify the nut oils. Seed oils include safflower oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower seed oil, sesame seed oil and the like. In the grain group, corn oil is the most readily available, but the oil of other cereal grains such as wheat, oats, rye, rice, teff, triticale and the like may also be used.

The following websites report food allergies in pets:

Cartoon DogA team led by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine has developed vaccines that vastly reduce or eliminate dogs’ allergic reactions to three major food allergens: peanuts, milk and wheat. The vaccines’ benefits lasted at least three months.

Food allergy is ~10% as common as atopy in dogs and about as common as atopy in cats. The history is that of a nonseasonal pruritus, with little variation in the intensity of pruritus from one season to another in most cases. Most reports do not suggest a breed predilection; however, one report indicated an increased relative risk in Labrador Retrievers, West Highland White Terriers, and Cocker Spaniels. Food hypersensitivities have been reported in Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in association with protein-losing enteropathy and nephropathy. The age of onset is variable, from 2 mo to 14 yr old. One report indicated that most food allergies begin at <12 mo of age.

African Elephant

Elephant 30 has recently had clinical bouts of anterior enteritis and is suspected of having a dietary hypersensitivity to wheat. ..Since then we have vaccinated another 107 elephant cows in eight game reserves.

Vaccine Induced Anaphylaxis in a Brazilian Jaguar (Pantera onca plaustrix)

J.Zoo An. Med. 14: 133-137, 1983

On 18 July, 1983, a female Brazilian Jaguar (Pantera onca plaustrix), approximately 9-years-old weighing approximately 51.3 kg, was given 1.0 ml of killed feline rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia virus vaccine via a blowdart syringe in the right biceps femoris muscle. This animal had been vaccinated yearly for the past several years with the same brand of vaccine and by the same method at least one time previously. After vaccination the female was released into another cage with a male of the same species and stood for breeding. The female was observed approximately 10-15 minutes after vaccination and appeared to be clinically normal, on exhibit, and chewing on a bone. Approximately three hours later the cat was...

Dogs with allergies to peanuts, milk and wheat experienced sharply fewer reactions after being vaccinated for those specific food allergens, researchers in California report.,30067.asp

After talking to several persons, dog owners whose dogs have shown allergy symptoms to various substances, here’s the list: pampas grass, birch pollen, bee venom, peanut butter, dog food, flea.

Could a dog develop an allergy to peanut butter? I have two dogs one is scratching all the time but the other is not. The one is now on an strong vet prescribed antihistamine showing only a little improvement. Only thing new is peanut butter which I use to administer pills.

My dog is allergic to peanut butter. Do you know any remedies for this kind of dog allergy?

Itchy Cat? Your Pet Could Be Allergic To Her Food

Food allergy is "quite common in cats," Christine Bellezza, a veterinarian and the co-director of the Feline Health Center at Cornell University, tells Paw Nation. Itching is the number-one symptom of food allergies, especially around the face, paws and ears, according to Other signs include ear infections, hair loss, and small bumps on the skin. Less commonly, food allergies can also upset a cat's stomach, causing diarrhea or vomiting, says Bellezza.

A food allergy can strike cats of any age, though they're rare in very young kittens, according to Bellezza. "Usually they develop an allergy to a food that they've been eating for a long period of time," she says.

And that food can be just about anything. "What we see most commonly are allergies to fish, beef, dairy products, wheat, corn, and soy," Bellezza tells Paw Nation. According to, beef, dairy products and wheat account for two-thirds of all cat food allergies.

My Small breed dog had been given peanuts by a dog watcher, three days later we woke up to bloody serum type stains in our sheets. We examined her and found no external cuts or lesions, and she seemed fine, no fever, but could this have been caused by peanuts?

An interesting item I found while searching. Veterinarians have a different word for allergies in animals; they call it "dietary hypersensitivity".

Animal Models of Human Inflammatory Skin Diseases By Lawrence S. Chan
Baker first reported food allergy in cats and dogs in 1974.

Food allergy is a comparatively rare type of allergy that can be quite difficult to diagnose. It commonly shows up in puppies under 12 months old, but may show up even in quite old dogs.

It has been almost a year since we won Apollo’s battle of the creepy cruddy ears.  After a long and tenuous battle against a chronic ear infection that turned into a very serious gram negative antibiotic resistant pseudomonas infection.  After countless consults, cultures and trials and error it was determined that this exaggerated problem had a simple, yet insideous root cause… Food Allergies!  How could this be?  He was 4 1/2 when the problem started. How could something like this develop in the middle of his life?


The canine model of dietary hypersensitivity
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2005), 64, 458–464
IgE-mediated dietary hypersensitivity affects approximately 1% of the canine population.
There are no breed associations and £50% of the patients are aged <1 year at presentation.
The most common causative allergens are beef, chicken, milk, eggs, maize, wheat and soyabean.

Cartoon Cow

Immunoglobulin (Ig)E-mediated allergic reactions to food proteins may induce a variety of cutaneous, gastrointestinal, and systemic symptoms in humans, rodents, pets, and farm animals.

Skin testing and oral challenges with peanut, walnut, Brazil nut, wheat, cow’s milk, soy, and barley revealed an allergenic profile in the atopic dog model identical to that in humans. An allergic response profile indicates that peanuts and tree nuts caused the most significant and profound allergic responses, followed by wheat, cow’s milk, soy, and barley, respectively.


Handraising an infant gorilla with dietary hypersensitivity,

So not only people are getting allergies, our vaccinated animals are, too.

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