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Minimizing the Damage of Pet Allergies

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

Think your pet has allergies?

Schedule a dermatology appointment!
We'll work with you to determine the cause of the itch and give your pet relief.

Pet Allergies in La Porte: Puppy Laying on Rug
Pet Allergies in La Porte: Cat Playing in Cat Tower

Recognizing Pet 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 pet might have allergies include:

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

Pet Dermatology 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 pet’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
Pet Allergies in La Porte: Dog Receiving Dermatology Bath

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