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Using Dermatology to Manage Pet Allergies

Pet allergies are very common, particularly in our area. Yet, while humans develop respiratory problems, our pets deal with skin conditions. With pet dermatology, we aim to not only treat their skin conditions but manage their allergies, too. At The Village Vets of Buckhead we use our extensive experience, in-house laboratory, and wide-ranging treatment medications to relieve your pet of their symptoms and control their allergic reactions, too.

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Common Pet Allergies

Pets can develop allergies from many of the same things as us! Here’s a list of common allergens:

  • Pollens
  • Mold spores
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Grasses
  • Certain materials (such as rubber or plastic)
  • Food ingredients (such as pork, beef, egg, etc.)

Recognizing and Diagnosing an Allergy

Symptoms of pet allergies will, more often than not, involve the skin, yet some pets have been known to have respiratory problems, too. Watch out for these tell-tale allergy signs:

  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Red, irritated skin
  • Hair loss
  • Excessive licking
  • Chewing paws
  • Foul odor coming from skin

If you notice any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with us today. Our veterinarians will be able to pin down the problem with our in-house lab by ruling out any other diseases and skin conditions. If we decide an allergy is probably the culprit, we'll send out a blood sample to one of our trusted partner labs to analyze it for the exact allergen.

Pet Dermatology Treatments for Managing Allergies

Our treatments for allergy symptoms in pets do more than relieve the itch; they offer protection from future outbreaks, too. Some of our allergy treatment options include:

  • Apoquel (anti-itch oral tablet)
  • Cytopoint (an immune therapy injection)
  • Antihistamines
  • Antibiotics
  • Medicated topical creams and shampoos
  • And more

When it comes to pet dermatology, there is no one-size-fits-all. It may take time to find the perfect combination of treatments that relieve your pet’s discomfort while reducing future reactions, too. Be patient! We’re determined to work this out together.

Schedule an appointment today to get your pet on the path to relief!

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