At Dwight Veterinary Clinic, we are trained to treat a wide-range of disorders that effect the skin, ears, hair, and nails. Our medical team is also experienced in immunology and allergies to care for patients with allergic induced skin conditions, skin cancer, parasitic infections, chronic ear infections, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disease, and peri-anal furunculosis.
Like humans, pets can be allergic to substances they breathe, eat, and touch. If you notice your pet scratching, chewing, developing ear infections, having hot spots, vomiting, or diarrhea, they may be having an allergic reaction. Help your companion by being aware of the symptoms and paying attention to the changing seasons.
At Dwight Veterinary Clinic, we test for allergens by collecting and analyzing a blood sample, which reveals the substance your pet is reacting to. Many pets tend to be allergic to more than one substance, however, if one allergen is controllable the other will likely subside.
Types of allergens:
- Contact allergens: grass/weeds, fleas, wool, and household cleaning products
- Inhaled allergens: weeds, pollen, dust, dust mites, and mold spores
- Food allergens: wheat, grains, protein sources such as chicken, beef, and pork