Allergy and Dermatology Testing
Your dogs and cats do not have to suffer due to allergies. Allergies are caused by an immune reaction to a specific allergen in the
environment (atopy) or food. Pet allergies often present as chewing of the feet, itchiness of the face or tail region, focal patches, or recurrent ear infections. Allergy testing may be used to uncover the substances in your pet’s environment that may be causing a reaction, while food trials using a unique protein or carbohydrate source may be utilized to identify the allergy source in a particular diet. Based on these results, a longer-term treatment plan or diet change may be created. Certain environmental allergens are nearly impossible to avoid but, in some cases, immunotherapy vaccinations may help your pet develop a tolerance to the substance causing the allergy thereby dramatically reducing any itchiness, redness, or infection.