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turns out that testing fur or saliva won't help you determine allergies. Save your money.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi...ORV5XJ_duYG2-9fzw5K-Cuuub3HO1XeTnztx_Y9FVi-U&

"SkeptVet The authors sent hair and saliva from dogs known to have or not have allergies. They also sent fake hair from stuffed animals and water to be tested. All samples came back "positive" for allergies, and there was no difference between the different types of sample and no pattern that could be distinguished from random chance. The same kind of test was done unofficially (and without publication) for Jean Dodds' Nutriscan saliva test, with exactly the same results."
 

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both I suspect. A shady lab would be the one earning a dollar off of a bad test.
 

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Yeah! Thanks for sharing. A vet was wanting me to spend $600-$700 to do this or a similar test earlier this year, I'm glad I declined.
 

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I did do the test. Mine is an itcher...... It started right after I gave her her booster shot. It wasn't that much though. I think it was around $150.

It came back with all kinds of things that she was supposed to be reactive to. Most of which, she has never been exposed to. One thing I noticed that was kind of off. It said she is reactive to goats milk. I give her raw goats milk every day. I thought, well that's it! I stopped for 6 weeks, no change other than her ears would get dirty really fast, and she would loose weight. I put her back on the goats milk, and she started to put weight back on and her ears cleared up.

I am pretty much convinced that it was a waste of money.
 

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I did do the test. Mine is an itcher...... It started right after I gave her her booster shot. It wasn't that much though. I think it was around $150.

It came back with all kinds of things that she was supposed to be reactive to. Most of which, she has never been exposed to. One thing I noticed that was kind of off. It said she is reactive to goats milk. I give her raw goats milk every day. I thought, well that's it! I stopped for 6 weeks, no change other than her ears would get dirty really fast, and she would loose weight. I put her back on the goats milk, and she started to put weight back on and her ears cleared up.

I am pretty much convinced that it was a waste of money.

Hi Custom Billet,

I'm not sure what company you used for your test, but I'm fairly certain is was not the "Peer Reviewed" Saliva NutriScan test by Dr. Jean Dodds, which measures IgA and Igm
[FONT=&quot]https://www.facebook.com/DrJeanDodd...tific-peer-reviewed-report-/1880402375327965/[/FONT]

Dr. Dodds does not test for "Goats" Milk.

Here is the list of 24 items that is tested:
Beef, chicken, corn, duck, lamb, milk (cow), pork, soy, turkey, venison, wheat, white fish, barley, eggs, lentil, millet, oatmeal,peanuts, potato, quinoa, rabbit, rice, salmon, sweet potato.

NutriScan has helped many dogs, including 2 of our family dogs.

Moms :)
 

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YeAh I could never understand this type of allergy testing being really legit. I wondered if this was true then why don’t they allergy test people this way it would be a lot easier.


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Did Dodds ever explain why her test allegedly returned a result that a sample of WATER was "sensitive" to soy or whatever? :| Skeptvet has long had a report about a vet derm having sent a sample of water in to Nutriscan and getting a sensitivity report...I've always wondered whether she had a response.


Let's also be clear that the peer-review that the happened with Nutriscan was in a holistic vet journal....not an evidence-based journal of dermatology or allergy studies. I'm truly glad she's publishing--it's better than selling a test with no published data. I really wish she'd subject her data and methodology to review by the mainstream experts in the field though. I'm pretty sure that convincing holistic reviewers is a whole other ballgame than convincing board-certified specialist reviewers.
 

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YeAh I could never understand this type of allergy testing being really legit. I wondered if this was true then why don’t they allergy test people this way it would be a lot easier.


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I think that some companies offered to use hair testing to check for drugs, targeting families that were worried about their growing children. I don't know if the science is faulty or the companies.

I'd say do your research on the company and the science before spending big bucks on it. That goes for any health or training system.
 
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