Allergy Diagnosis and Management


Does your pet keep you up at night licking and scratching? Let us help you both get some relief!

Our veterinarians have a lot of experience in the diagnosis and management of allergic skin disease. Allergy diagnosis and management requires a lot of patience and our veterinarians will help you figure out what your pet may be allergic to and what treatments may help to best manage the symptoms. This is often done by taking a very thorough history, performing a full physical exam, and completing some diagnostic tests such as skin scrapings, swabs of the skin or ears, and blood testing. In some cases our doctors may recommend an diet trial or referral for intradermal allergy testing.

 

 

 

Causes & Contributing Factors Of Allergic Skin Disease:

  • Outdoor environmental allergens such as pollens
  • Indoor allergens such as dust mites and mold
  • Food allergens
  • Flea saliva
  • Infections – bacterial or fungal
  • Mites
  • Hormonal imbalances of the skin
  • Hair loss

 

Signs Of Allergic Skin Disease:

  • Scratching at skin or ears
  • Excessive licking
  • Head shaking
  • Odor of the skin or ears
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Hair loss

 

If you are concerned that your pet may be suffering from allergies or has any of these symptoms, please contact us today.

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