My new cat's been going through an itchy spell (the vet thought it was just an ear infection but even though her ear got better with medication she's still scratching at herself) so I'm suspecting allergies. The vet said I might try a food trial. I have been trying to switch her to raw food (she's on grain free canned now, so I don't think it's a plant/ grain allergy), and I heard that raw food helps a lot of cats with food allergies anyways. My question is: if cats are allergic to a protein source (like chicken) in cooked food, does that allergy carry over to raw food? If I wanted to give her a food trial involving raw, should I make sure that she gets only novel proteins? I don't know how I'm going to be able to get large amounts of raw venison...maybe I could try duck.