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A 6-year-old, 8-kg neutered male West Highland white terrier with intense pruritus was presented for evaluation.

History. The dog had a 5-year history of nonseasonal generalized pruritic skin disease that had previously improved with oral (prednisone) and injectable (dexamethasone and triamcinolone) glucocorticoids, as well as oral antibiotics (cephalexin). Two previous allergen-specific IgE serologic tests had been performed, and allergen-specific immunotherapy had been instituted without sustained clinical improvement. Royal Canin Hypoallergenic HP 19 ( diet had been fed exclusively for the previous 12 months. Additional clinical signs included frequent soft feces (several times per week), flatulence, and increased defecation (3–4 times per day).

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