Allergy Treatment for Dogs and Cats in Plymouth Meeting, PA
Despite their thick coat of fur, your pet’s skin is still vulnerable to environmental elements. Pollen, dirt, dust, mold spores and more can all lead to itchy, irritated skin in sensitive pets! Being allergic to any of these substances makes matters even worse. At The Village Vets in Plymouth Meeting, PA, we rely on dermatology to help relieve your pet’s itchy skin and manage the allergy at its source.
How Do You Know if Your Pet Has Allergies?
There are many different types of skin conditions pets can be vulnerable to, yet allergies are by far the most common. Yet, to rule out any other possible conditions, we’ll run diagnostic tests including blood work and skin tests. Once we’re sure it’s allergies, we can take a blood sample to send to an outside lab which can tell us the exact allergen to which your pet is sensitive.
But how do you know when to bring your pet in for allergies? Here are some common signs of possible pet allergies:
- Dry, flaky skin
- Red, irritated skin
- Hair loss
- Excessive licking
- Frequent ear infections
- Chewing paws
- Foul odor coming from skin