Allergy Testing and Treatment
Animals can experience allergies to a variety of things, just like humans.
When the immune system becomes hypersensitive to a specific substance, or allergen, an allergy develops. Your pet may exhibit symptoms such as scratching, swollen paws, scabbed skin, sneezing, or runny eyes. If ignored, these symptoms can significantly lower your pet’s quality of life or lead to further complications.
Pets can develop allergies to virtually anything, including pollen and food. These allergies can be treated in a variety of ways. Simply switching your pet’s food may be the answer if they have an allergy to something in their current diet. Environmental allergies, however, may require different therapies. These might include medications, bathing, cleaning the household of the allergen, or allergy shots. We offer a wide range of allergy testing and treatment services in Sarasota and are here to help your pet live a more comfortable life.
Common Allergy Tests for Pets
Allergy testing can help you find a solution to your pet’s stress by pinpointing the cause of their allergic reaction. Testing for each type of allergen is different and and we typically only test for one type at a time to avoid confusion. Having guidance from a veterinarian is helpful when performing allergy testing on your pet. Common allergy testing for pets includes: