Your dog is itching like crazy and shaking his head constantly. Your vet just told you it could be a food allergy. What does that mean? To find out, we talked to Susan Wynn, an internationally known expert on holistic pet care. Wynn is former president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, a clinical resident in nutrition at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and author of four textbooks on integrative practice, focusing on dietary supplements such as nutraceuticals and herbs.

Q: How common are food allergies in dogs?
Q: What are the common signs of a food allergy?
Q: What are the most common things that could trigger a food allergy in my dog?
Q: What causes these allergies?
Q: Are some breeds more prone to food allergies?
Q: How do I determine if my dog has food allergies, or something else is causing the problem?
Q: Will changing my dog’s diet trigger a food allergy?
Q: Can my dog suddenly develop a food allergy to something that he’s eaten for years with no problems? Will this keep happening?
Q: How do I treat a dog with food allergies?
Q: Should I cook for my dog, rather than buy her food? What about a raw diet, will that help?
Q: Is there anything I can do to keep my puppy from developing food allergies?