Cat and Dog Allergy Treatments in Carmel, IN
Has your pet been itching and scratching a lot lately? Have you noticed excessive sneezing or runny eyes? If so, this might be a result of an allergy or skin condition. Pets can experience allergic reactions and skin problems, just like people can, and many of these issues can leave pets in pain or discomfort. At Yellow Dog Veterinary Clinic, our pet allergy services are designed to treat a wide range of pet skin conditions and allergies and can be customized for each pet. While we are not board certified dermatologists, our veterinarians have years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin conditions and dog and cat allergies.
About Your Pet’s Visit for Allergy Symptoms
If you suspect that your dog or cat has an allergy or skin problem, please call Yellow Dog Veterinary Clinic at (317) 900-7723 to book an exam. During your visit, we will evaluate your pet’s medical history and discuss the associated symptoms, with consideration to your pet’s lifestyle and environment. In addition to food allergy trials, we can perform a skin scraping, culture, cytology, and biopsy if necessary to diagnosis the specific condition. Once a diagnosis is made, we can discuss your treatment options to alleviate your pet’s symptoms, which can be as simple as changing your pet’s diet.
Symptoms of Skin Problems and Allergies in Dogs and Cats
Unsure if your pet has an allergy or skin problem? While some of the symptoms are obvious, others are subtler. Below is a list of some of the most common symptoms of dog and cat allergies and skin problems to look for:
- Excessive itching/scratching
- Moist skin spots
- Red or scabbed skin
- Dandruff/flaky skin
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Runny eyes
- Bald patches/hair loss
- Excessive sneezing
- Dry or oily skin
- Constant licking/chewing of paws
These symptoms can result from dozens of allergens, ranging from mold spores to perfumes to food ingredients. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms in your dog or cat, we can help you put an end to your pet’s discomfort. Book an appointment at Yellow Dog Veterinary Clinic by using the online form or calling (317) 900-7723!