Allergy & Dermatology Testing

Allergies and other issues which irritate the skin can be painful and limiting. We want your pet to feel their best all year round, without the burden of constant itching and burning. In Texas in particular, our climate breeds airborne allergens because we do not have a cold winter to alleviate our pollen count. This affects not only people, but many animals who also suffer from seasonal allergies.

Are you worried your pet may be suffering from allergies or another dermatological ailment? Look out for these symptoms:

  • Regular itching or biting of the skin
  • Hair loss
  • Dry or flaky patches of the skin
  • Red or watery eyes
  • Excessive shedding
  • Lumps or bumps
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Redness or irritation

If your pet has more than one or two of these symptoms, it may be time to schedule an appointment to discuss their condition with a veterinarian.

The first step that we must take to offer them relief, is finding the correct diagnoses for the problem. Dermatological conditions can include allergies, skin cancer, infections, parasites, hormonal disorders, and autoimmune diseases. Before a diagnosis is arrived at, conditions of the skin are commonly referred to as dermatitis. The symptoms of all of the above list can be described as dermatitis, and once we understand the root of the problem, we will address the disease itself as the cause of dermatitis.

To accurately diagnose the cause of the irritation, we may need to run some laboratory tests such as a skin biopsy, allergy test, or blood samples.

Once we understand the nature of their ailment, we will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to offer your pet relief. This may consist of a topical cream, injections, stress relieving lifestyle changes, or a combination of many factors. If we determine that the issue facing your pet is an allergy, we may advise you to remove any contact your pet may have with the allergen.

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