Believe it or not, people aren’t the only ones who suffer from allergies. Dogs and cats can be just as miserable as their owners, although they are more likely to display allergic reactions through itching, scratching, biting, licking, hair loss, scabs, or dandruff. At Walton Way Veterinary Clinic, skin issues and allergic reactions are some of the more common conditions we see regularly, and we’re ready to offer top-notch, tailored pet dermatology care!

Classic triggers of allergy symptoms include food, flea saliva, dust, mites, plant and grass pollens, molds, and fungi. Once your pet’s allergies are activated, inflammation and irritation of the skin and possibly the development of a secondary skin infection make the irritation even worse. To understand what is causing an allergic reaction in your pet, our doctors will perform allergy tests similar to those used for humans to determine the cause of the allergies. They will then consult with you to develop a customized treatment protocol that’s the best for for your pet, your budget, and your lifestyle.

Customized Treatments, One Goal

Veterinary medicine has made great strides in alleviating the discomfort of skin ailments through medicated shampoos, topical solutions, prescription oral medications, and injections with itch-controlling treatments such as Cytopoint. New oral allergy medications for dogs are also highly safe and effective for short- and long-term use.

Whatever skin ailment your pet may have, don’t ignore the symptoms and think the problem will go away on its own. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and chronic skin disease can affect your pet’s quality of life more than anything else they may suffer.

If you suspect your pet may be itching due to an allergic condition, schedule an evaluation today at Walton Way Veterinary Clinic. Let us stop the itching so everyone can get some rest!