Dog and Cat Allergy Treatments in Carmel
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 dermatology services are designed to treat a wide range of pet skin conditions and allergies and can be customized for each pet. Our veterinarian has years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin conditions and dog and cat allergies.
About Your Pet’s Dermatology Visit
If you suspect that your pet has an allergy or skin problem, please call Yellow Dog Veterinary Clinic to schedule a dermatology 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 pet, schedule a dermatology exam at Yellow Dog Veterinary Clinic, and put an end to your pet’s discomfort.