An intolerance can cause an inflammatory phenomenon and / or increased secretions and excretions.
It’s not difficult to notice that the two mechanisms cited are really those that the body has to defend from substances recognized as toxic: expelling, with secretions and excretions, or “burning them” with an inflammatory process.
Such a phenomenon can hit any organ, because each individual has a different sensibility. We will see, then, dogs and cats with (almost always chronic) ear infections, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, gastroenteritis, cystitis, nephritis, arthritis and so on.
A food that the body is intolerant to will cause an acute inflammatory process whenever such food is ingested.
If the food is part of the daily diet, the inflammatory process will become inevitably chronic.
The use of an anti-inflammatory medication should be exclusively chosen for the cases where it’s not possible to remove the cause of the inflammation, if the inflammation phenomenon causes a state of life too debilitating, or if the disease is based on autoimmune and when the cause is unknown and unidentified.
Taking a step in the animal world, I can easily say that most of the inflammatory processes that currently affects our dogs at home are caused by food intolerances.
By eliminating the “harmful” food, it will be possible to avoid the use of specific medicine because the inflammatory process will quickly regress spontaneously.