Allergies in pets can be caused by a number of factors but are most commonly due to:
- Environment (pollen, dust, mold, etc.)
With one simple blood test that delivers quick and accurate results, we can determine which allergens are irritating your pet, as well as provide you with a customized treatment plan that best suits the individual needs of your companion animal.
Does my pet have allergies?
Your pet may have some kind of allergy or dermatological problem if you notice any of the following signs:
- Licking, chewing, or scratching oneself incessantly
- Excessively rubbing against objects or rolling on the ground
- Visible hives, scabs, sores, bumps, or red spots
- Hair loss
- Change in texture or thickness of coat
- Red or swollen eyes
- Head shaking
Veterinary allergy problems can even lead to some uncommonly known symptoms such as:
- Ear infections
- Anal gland problems
- Secondary skin infections
What allergy treatment options are available for my dog, cat, or pocket pet?
It is highly recommended that you seek immediate veterinary attention from our trained and talented staff if you feel your pet is displaying any of the signs or symptoms listed above. We have a conveniently located veterinary pharmacy onsite at our Cleveland, Ohio, facility and can provide you with appropriate, reliable pharmaceuticals to safely treat and prevent veterinary allergies. These treatments include:
- Prescribed medications
- Specialty diets
- Parasite treatments and preventives
- Specialty grooming products (shampoos and conditioners)
Self-diagnosing and treating your pet with over-the-counter (OTC) medications is not only highly unadvised, but can also cause serious health damage to your furry friend. The storage and handling of such OTC treatments available for purchase over the Internet, for instance, are not regulated; they are therefore extremely unreliable medications that can be either harmful or ineffective.
Please contact us for more information or to schedule your pet's appointment today.