Stopping the Itch with Pet Dermatology
Pet allergies are a common problem in our area and not just in pets that live outdoors. Pets can be allergic to many of the same things that trigger allergic reactions in humans, yet their symptoms are different. Instead of experiencing respiratory problems, pets usually suffer itchy ears, paws, and skin. Many times these reactions can be severe and lead to terrible secondary reactions. For this reason, our doctors strive to stay educated in the most current therapies.
Treating Your Pet’s Allergies
Allergy treatments do not cure allergies but can help to control them. Our veterinarians will develop an allergy management plan with you so that your pet can enjoy a symptom-free life. Please keep in mind that not all pets respond to treatment in the same way, so it can take some time to find a treatment or combination of treatments that works best for them.
Treatments for pet allergies include:
- Apoquel (oral tablet that provides allergy relief)
- Cytopoint (injectable antibody therapy for dogs)
- Allergenic extract injections
- Antibacterial or antifungal medications
- Medicated shampoos and topical creams
- Cortisone treatments
- Hypoallergenic diets
Do you think your pet may have allergies? Contact us today to make a pet dermatology appointment and get your pet some relief!