Dog and Cat Allergy Treatments in La Porte

Many of us know the discomfort that comes with allergies, and sadly, our pets are not absolved of these discomforts either. Dog and cat allergies often manifest as skin conditions that demand dermatological treatments in order to relieve and control symptoms. At Bay-Porte Animal Hospital, we offer dog and cat allergy treatments that help your best friend feel their best through every season.

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Dog and Cat Allergy Treatments in La Porte, TX
Cat playing after her allergy treatment

Recognizing Dog and Cat Allergies

Your pet could be allergic to many of the same things you are. Common pet allergens include those that are environmental and food-related such as:

  • Pollens (trees, flowers, ferns, etc.)
  • Mold spores
  • Fleas (highly prevalent in our area)
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Certain chemicals (such as those in cleaning products)
  • Certain materials (rubber, plastics, fabrics)
  • Perfumes
  • Feathers
  • Food ingredients (beef, pork, eggs, soy, grains, dairy, etc.)

Signs that your dog or cat might have allergies include:

  • Red, irritated skin
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Excessive scratching
  • Obsessive licking
  • Hair loss (alopecia)

Dog and Cat Allergy Treatments

When you bring your pet to us with allergy symptoms, we’ll first run some tests to ensure the skin condition is not the result of any underlying disease. Once we rule out disease, we’ll begin to form a treatment plan for your dog or cat’s allergies. Treatments may include one or a combination of the following:

  • Cytopoint (an immune therapy injection that controls the itch at its source)
  • Apoquel (an anti-itch tablet)
  • Anti-fungals (to treat secondary fungal infections)
  • Antibiotics (to treat secondary bacterial infections)
  • Parasite preventatives (to prevent an allergic reaction from flea bites)
  • Medicated shampoos or topicals
  • And more
Dog during a medicated bath for allergy treatment