Allergies in Pets

Just like people, dogs and cats can have allergies too!  An allergic reaction occurs when your pet’s body has an adverse response to environmental substances, which can range from from hardly noticeable to potentially fatal. Most reactions occur when the allergen is inhaled, ingested or contacted the skin.

Common Allergic Reactions

  • Scratching or itching
  • Runny eyes
  • Reddish, moist or scabbed skin
  • Sneezing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Like humans, allergies are unique to each pet, but common allergens include pollens, mold spores, dust, cigarette smoke, foodstuffs, and fleas,.Determining the cause of your pet’s allergic reaction is difficult due to the large number of substances they interact with on a daily basis.

Using your pet’s medical history, a comprehensive physical examination, diagnostic tests and an elimination diet, we can discover your pet’s specific allergies. Once determined, we can design a customized allergy regimen that involves removing environmental and food-based allergens from your pet’s daily routine, as well as prescribing allergy medications dramatically improving your pet’s quality of life.