Did you know that the top most allergenic foods for dogs and cats are chicken and beef? As a small animal veterinarian, I commonly see second opinions for a food allergy that has been misdiagnosed and overlooked. It is sometimes hard to “digest” that pets could be allergic to chicken or beef, as these are the two most popular proteins in pet foods. I spend a lot of my time informing my clients about cat and dog food allergies and how to determine if your pet is suffering from a food allergy. The topic of food allergies in cats and dogs is a bit confusing due to the overwhelming amount of information out there on the Internet. While some of it is truthful and may be helpful for your pet, other times it is misguided and may send you down the wrong path for treatment. So today I would like to take a moment to discuss food allergy in pets and how it very may be possible that your pet is allergic to a common protein.