Does your cat have Intolernaces | EasyDNA UK

Why can your cat have Intolerances?

If your cat has some symptoms that have not been diagnosed it is possible that it’s suffering from an intolerance? It is very common that people have food intolerances. If humans have sensitive to some food and items, why your cat would not?. An intolerance is a body reaction, in most cases to food, but there are also some other items such as wool or dust that can also cause an adverse reaction. Some allergens can be found in our home and environment in general as well as artificial allergens may all affect the health of your cat. As a result your feline may be missing out on a better quality of life.

148 food and 52 non-food

Find out if your cat reacts to a certain item such as food or artificial that may trigger a reaction in your feline pet. The cat test will analyse 148 food and 52 non-food such as milk, dates and dust amongst others. The test will indicate which foods or other allergens are causing a reaction and therefore should be avoided:

Food Items

 
 
 

ACIDOPHILIUS GREEK YOGHURT PIGS LIVER
AGAR GROUND BEEF PILCHARDS
ALMOND NUTS GROUND CHICKEN POLLOCK
ARTIFICIAL BACON FLAVOUR GROUND CORN POPCORN
ARTIFICIAL BEEF FLAVOUR GROUND DUCK PORK
ARTIFICIAL CHEESE FLAVOUR GROUND LAMB POTATO
ARTIFICIAL DUCK FLAVOUR GROUND OATS PRAWN
ARTIFICIAL PEANUT BUTTER FLAVOUR GROUND TURKEY RABBIT
ARTIFICIAL TURKEY FLAVOUR GROUND WHEAT RAINBOW TROUT
BACON GROUSE RASPBERRIES
BAKED BEANS HADDOCK RAW HIDE
BARLEY HAKE RICE
BEEF HALIBUT RUNNER BEANS
BEEF BONE HAM SALMON
BLUE CHEESE HARE Salmon ( Freeze Dried )
BONE MEAL HERRING Salmon ( Smoked )
BRAN HERRING OIL Salmon Broth
BRIE HOKI OIL Salmon Liver ( Freeze Dried )
BROAD BEANS HONEY Salmon Oil
BROCOLLI ICE CREAM Salmon Skin
BROWN BREAD LAMB Salmon Stock ( Dried )
BUTTER AMB BONES SALT
BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISIDE(BHA) LAMBS LIVER SARDINE
BUTYLATED HYDROXYCOLUENE(BHT) LEMON Sardine
CALAMARI ACKEREL Sardine Oil
CODS MUTTONT SOY MILK
CARROTS MACKEREL FLAKE Sea Bass
CHEDDAR CHEESE MACKEREL OIL Sea Bream
CHICKEN MAIZE FLOUR SKATE
CHICKEN BONE MAYONNAISE SODIUM ACID PHOSPHOSPHATE
CHICKEN FAT MILK SOUR CREAM
CHICKEN FLAVOUR MILK POWDER SOY
CHICKEN MEAL MILK PROTEIN SOY BEAN MEAL
CLOTTED CREAM MONKFISH SOY FLOUR
COD LIVER OIL OATMEAL SPARROW
CONDENSED MILK OATS SQUID
CUSTARD OCTOPUS SUGAR
DUCK OX LIVER SUNFLOWER OIL
EGG WHITE PACIFIC WHITENING FISH TEA
EGG YOLK PARMESAN CHEESE TOMATO SAUCE
FISH BROTH PARSNIP TROUT
FISH EXTRACT PARTRIDGE TUNA
FISH FLAVOUR PASTA TURKEY
FISH OIL PASTURISED MILK VEGETABLE OIL
FISH POWDER PASTURISED SKIMMED MILK VENISON
FISH STOCK PEANUT BUTTER WHEAT
FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDGES PEAS WHITE BREAD
GELATIN PHEASANT WHOLEMEAL BREAD
GLUTEN PIGEON YEAST
YOGHURT

 

Non-food items

 
 
 

ALGAE HAZEL TREE
BAMBOO LEATHER
BEE MINT PLANT
BEECH TREE MOSS
BERMUDA GRASS MOUSE
BIFIDOBACTERIUM ANIMALIS NYLON
BIRCH TREE PALM OIL
BLACKBERRY BUSH PAMPASS GRASS
BUTTERCUP PERFUME
CATNIP PINE
CHERRY TREE POLLEN
CHILE PINE (MONKEY PUZZLE) POPLAR TREE
CHRYSANTHEMUM RAPE PLANT
>CLOVER RAT
COLONIAL BENT GRASS ROSE PLANT
CORN PLANT ROSEHIPS
COTTON SQUIRREL
CURRANT BUSH STINGING NETTLE
DANDELION STORAGE MITE
DUST WASP
ELM TREE WILLOW
GRASS WOOD
HAWTHORN TREE WOOL
MAIZE BARLEY
CHESTNUT

Why you should test your cat for any sensitivity and intolerances?

Like humans, cats can suffer from reactions that can cause serious health problems. Some reactions can be easier to be detect, such as skin rashes or digestive problems that cause diarrhea. However, some reactions to environmental allergens may be more difficult to detect. It can turn out quite complicated to detect changes of mood in your cat which may end up being miserable without you knowing it.

Sample report

After receiving the sample in the laboratory, the results will be ready in 3-5 business days. The report will provide you all the information to understand any intolerances that your cat has to the items tested. It will also include a comprehensive guide on how to eliminate possible intolerances from the diet of your pet.

Your pet’s intolerance test results include all items displaying a score of 85% and higher. After completing thousands of pet intolerance tests, the laboratory know 85% is the turning point where symptoms begin to develop into an intolerance.

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How is the sample collection process?

The laboratory will simply need some cat fur samples for the analysis. The DNA testing kit will contain all you require to perform the test, you will also receive a Own Food Sample Container. The sample collection process for the test is very simple and easy and instructions are provided below. Bear in mind that if the hair is not collected as specified below, the laboratory will not be able to analyze the samples:

 

  • It can be tested on any fur from the body of your cat.
  • Ideally fur samples should include the root, if this is not possible cut it as close to the root as possible.
  • If the hair is longer than one inch, we only require 5 or 6 fur strands is enough no matter how long the strands are.
  • Place your pets fur in the grip bag provided and write your pet’s name on the label
  • You will also be supplied you with a small green collection tube, this can be used to send the lab 1 sample of anything that you think your pet is sensitive to. This could be a sample of your pet’s food, treats, shampoo, material, pollen or dust
  • Do not send the fur sample in any metallic packaging such as metal foil.
  • Place the fur samples in a secure envelope or postage wallet before sending it to the address provided.

Treatment of intolerances in Cats

Once you receive the sample report it will determine the type of allergens that your feline is intolerant to. Some intolerances may require treatment and some it will simply need a change in the diet of your cat. Besides the report includes an extensive guide, we recommend you visit your veterinarian and discuss it with them to find what may be the best treatment for your cat.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an allergy and intolerance in cats?

The reaction to allergies is more severe than intolerances and it is usually felt immediately. Intolerances are usually less severe and can change over time. In addition, the symptoms of an intolerance are not immediate, manifesting anywhere from 10 minutes to 48 hours after the food has been consumed.

What is food allergy in cats?

Food allergy is an adverse reaction of the immune system to an allergen, which in most cases is a reaction to a specific food protein.
On the contrary, if your cat has a food intolerance the immune system will not be affected. Food allergy are less common that food intolerances in cats.

What is food intolerance in cats?

Food intolerance is a non-immunologic adverse reaction to any digested food. If your cat vomits after eating is probably suffering from food intolerance. In such cases it is recommended you seek professional advice, the difference between food intolerance and allergy is not always easy to distinguish. Both show similar reactions.

Is there a minimum age of the cat to run the test?

The test is suitable for cats who are on full adult meals, so this would normally be from the 6 months onwards.

Do drugs have an effect on the results of the cat allergy test?

Most drugs do not have an effect on the test as this is not an allergy test taken from blood. However if you are concerned about a particular test you can let us know and we can check directly with the laboratory.

Special Offers and Discounts

The price of a single Cat test is £79.

We are offering our clients the opportunity to purchase multiple test and benefit from a great £10 discount on each additional test. So if you decide to order a second cat intolerance test then this will cost £69.

Other Animal Testing Options

We offer a range of different Animal DNA Testing which you may also be interested if you have other type of pets. We offer a particularly strong Dog DNA Test section with tests such as the Dog Allergy Test and the dog breed determination test. Please let us know if you are interested in any of these tests.

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