Allergy Testing and Treatment
People aren’t the only ones to experience allergies.
Just like us, our pets are susceptible to developing allergies to a variety of things. The immune system becoming overly sensitive to a certain substance causes an allergy to develop. Some signs that your pet may have been exposed to something they’re allergic to include scratching, swollen paws, scabbed skin, sneezing, and runny eyes. These signs may worsen and significantly lower your pet’s quality of life if they are ignored.
Treating a pet’s allergy can look different for each animal. Changes in their diet or shampoo could be all that is necessary. However, treatment may be more complicated if the allergen is environmental. A complete removal of the allergen from the environment, medications, or even allergy shots could be part of the treatment. In light of this, the first step in figuring out your pet’s treatment plan is to test them to see what they are allergic to.