Pet allergies are a common problem, but symptoms associated with animal allergies can also be an indication of more serious pet health conditions. When necessary, our veterinary staff will perform blood work and other tests, such as food trials, to determine the cause of your pet’s discomfort.
Itchy skin is the most common allergic reaction in pets, although oral nodules, lip ulcers in cats, and repeated ear infections in dogs can also be signs of allergies. Common signs of allergies in dogs or cats include continuous scratching or licking as well as biting, chewing, or rubbing a part of their body.
Since pet allergies can be caused by any one of many factors, our trained staff will rely both on discussions with you about your pet’s symptoms and Heska test results. Pet allergies are usually not life-threatening, but they do reduce your pet’s comfort and quality of life. Fortunately, they are manageable, and your pet can return to good health. We recommend allergy treatments well before allergy season to help pre-empt symptoms.