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Pet Allergy & Dermatology Care

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Dogs and cats can suffer from seasonal and food allergies—just like us. Allergies can cause a range of symptoms, from gastrointestinal distress to skin issues like hot spots, itching, and infections. The team at The Vet Gal and Guys is here to help figure out what’s making your pet miserable.

Types of Allergies

Most pet allergies are caused by plant, animal, or insect proteins. These often include proteins inside flea saliva, animal skin cells, pollen, and dust mites. Some dogs and cats are born with a predisposition for allergies and can struggle with symptoms all year long. Others only suffer from seasonal allergies.

Allergies can also be classified by the way they enter your pet’s body. Food allergies, for example, refer to allergic reactions caused by something your pet eats.

Skin contact allergies occur when irritants come into contact with your pet’s skin. Inhalation allergies happen when your dog or cat breathes in something that causes an allergic reaction.

If your pet has allergies or other skin conditions, they’re in good company. We see plenty of these issues in our patients. The most common conditions we treat include:

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Staph infections
  • Skin fold infections
  • Moist dermatitis
  • Pododermatitis
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Hot spots
  • Flea allergy infections

Many of these infections can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment of your dog or cat’s allergies.

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Spotting Allergy Symptoms in Your Pet

If you notice that your dog can’t stop scratching herself or your cat keeps vomiting after eating, you may have an allergy problem on your hands. Keep an eye out for:

  • Frequent scratching
  • Hair loss
  • Swelling in any part of your pet’s body
  • Sneezing
  • Ear pain
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Excessive licking
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Our mobile vet team can come to your home and test your pet for common allergies and skin conditions on the spot.

Diagnosing and Treating Pet Allergies

Our mobile veterinary team offers specialized tests like skin cytology, ear cytology, and skin cultures to help diagnose your pet’s allergies or skin conditions. Once we know what’s triggering those pesky symptoms, we can choose the right treatment.

Your dog or cat may benefit from allergy oral medications, prescription diets, antibiotics, ear medications, anti-itch injections, or medicated shampoos, mousses, or wipes.

Call us or text us today to schedule a visit with our veterinary team. We look forward to helping your cat or dog feel better!

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