Dermatology & Allergy Treatment
Does itchiness constant licking rule your pet? For their comfort and your sanity, don’t write these behaviors off as passing annoyances—these could be signs of skin disorders or allergies which can be very uncomfortable for your pet.
Our veterinarians are experienced in diagnosing and treating skin disorders and allergic reactions. Keeping your pet's skin healthy and removing the cause of any allergic reaction will bring your pet much needed relief and protect against secondary issues such as skin infections.
It’s important to get excessive scratching or licking concerns addressed quickly because they can lead to open sores and pain, and even create additional anxiety or behavior problems for your pet.
Suspect your pet has an allergy problem? Let US help!
Common Allergy Symptoms in Pets
Symptoms that both your dog or cat my exhibit with allergies are:
- Constant scratching, licking, and/or chewing of the skin
- Chewing and licking at paws
- Odor coming off your pet’s skin
- Patches of inflamed skin and hair loss
- Red, swollen ears
- Unable to get comfortable (restlessness)
- Runny eyes and nose
- Hair loss between the toes
Simple allergy tests can help us determine the root cause of your pet's troubles. In most cases, allergies are caused from three different sources:
These are anything in your pet's environment, such as pollen, mold, or even other animal dander. We’ll help you find the best way to remove the offending particle from your home.
Pet's being allergic to something in their diet is common. Through a few quick questions regarding your pet's diet coupled with an allergy test, we can help you find hypoallergenic food and treats that offers your pet relief.
Flea Bite Allergies
Dogs and cats can be allergic fleas - specifically the saliva of fleas. This allergy can lead to painful, open sores which may become infected, called a “hot spot.” The best course of action for flea bite allergies is to eliminate fleas entirely. Let us provide guidance on the best medications and insecticides to keep your pet comfortable and your family safe.