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There is a dizzying array of medications available to address your pet’s allergies. Many of them can affect the immune system and have negative side effects. Although there is sometimes a need to rely on medication to “put the fire out” it would be ideal to lessen the burden of these medications on the body. We address allergies in a holistic approach:
Western Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chines Medicine
Nutriscan testing for food sensitivities/allergy
With a proper diagnosis, we can implement a long-term treatment plan to help relieve symptoms and improve your pet’s quality of life. Every environment is unique and every animal species and breed have their own reactions to those environments.
Your pet deserves to be free of discomfort. The first step in allergy treatment is preliminary testing through a routine wellness exam. If your pet is currently showing signs of discomfort, please schedule an appointment with our veterinarians as soon as possible. Allergic reaction symptoms include:
shaking of the head
rubbing of the ears or muzzle
licking of the feet
raised circular lesions
generalized flakiness and hair loss
We’re determined to help you discover the cause of your pet’s irritation. We will recommend the best long-term treatment plans to get them back on track to living their happy, healthy life. Veterinary allergy testing can be done in a variety of ways, including hypoallergenic diet testing to determine food allergies. We can diagnose and address these types of allergies in our hospital or we can refer you to a dermatologist or other specialist.
Staph bacteria that are normally present in the environment can produce an allergic response in some dogs. In animals with poor immune systems, the bacteria can invade the deeper layers of the skin and cause an infection called pyoderma.
Contact allergies are not commonly seen in pets. This form of allergy is a local reaction to some type of chemical.
Inhalant allergies, or atopy, is the most common kind of allergy seen in pets. Allergic reactions may be from tree pollen, grass pollen, weed pollen, mold spores, and house dust mites.
Food allergies typically take a long time to develop and can display themselves as skin problems or digestive issues.