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A new look at allergen immunotherapy because pets have allergies, too



Canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) is a genetically predisposed inflammatory and pruritic skin disease with clinical features associated with immunoglobulin (Ig)E antibodies most commonly triggered by environmental allergens.1 Feline atopic skin syndrome (FASS) is an inflammatory and pruritic skin syndrome of cats that may be associated with IgE antibodies activated by environmental allergens.2 Small animal practices see patients with CAD and FASS often and many drugs are used for symptomatic therapy, however, the only definitive treatment is allergen immunotherapy.  

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