Allergy Management

Dogs and cats can suffer from a variety of allergies from various sources including fleas, plants, pollens, and foods. Allergies in pets most commonly present with symptoms of the skin such as itchiness, inflammation, and secondary infection. Allergies can be seasonal or last all year long.

For pets that suffer from allergies, it is important to evaluate their overall history regarding their symptoms, when they occur, and how long they have been affecting your pet. A physical exam in combination with the pet’s history will help the veterinarian to make recommendations for how to manage the pet’s discomfort. We will make recommendations for diagnostic and medications based on your pet’s symptoms and history. Our veterinarian will discuss your options regarding how to identify the allergens that most affect your pet and establish a plan to decrease allergy symptoms.

While allergies are a lifelong concern for pets that suffer from them, they can usually be managed depending on what exactly is causing your dog or cat to react. We will develop a customized plan for your dog or cat that will allow them to live more comfortably.

If you notice symptoms of scratching, itching, excessive licking, sneezing, drainage from the eyes or nose, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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