Solutions for Pet Allergies & Dermatology Conditions

Allergy Testing Dermatology Photo

If your pet is scratching, has red, runny eyes, sneezes, or is just acting run-down, it could be allergies. Many people are surprised to find out that their dog or cat is allergic to pollen and needs to take an antihistamine daily before going outside when the pollen count is high.

Pets can also suffer from other dermatology issues, such as acne, ringworm, and even staph infections. It is important to bring your cat or dog in for a checkup and testing at Mid North Animal Hospital anytime he or she is showing signs of an allergy, rash, or infection.

Allergies

Allergies are actually quite common in dogs and cats. In most cases, your pet will be scratching. Sneezing, runny nose, and runny eyes may also be signs, but skin issues are more common. We can run allergy tests on your pet to find out what is causing the problem.

Once the allergens are determined, medications can be provided, and you will be taught ways to alter a routine to avoid the allergen. This could be something as simple as not taking your dog for a walk when the pollen count is high, changing the brand of cat litter you use, or removing the plants that are aggravating the allergy.

Rashes

A rash could be a sign of an allergy, an infection, or a more serious disease. Any time you notice a rash on your pet that does not go away on its own within a day or two, you need to bring it to our attention. We will work to determine what is causing the rash, and then take steps to get rid of it. In many cases, acne or other simple skin conditions may be eliminated with a change in diet.

Infections

Dogs and cats are notorious for getting scratches and bites that become infected. It could be something caused by roughhousing or even running through bushes. Any infection needs to be treated to avoid spreading to other parts of the body. When treated quickly and effectively, the infection will usually be gone in just a few days.

Sometimes, finding out what is causing a rash or allergy will take time. Do not be discouraged though. By eliminating things, the cause will be found eventually and your pet will be treated. Once found, you can avoid having your dog or cat go through the suffering again with a bit of control or medication.

Contact us if you have questions about our allergy and dermatology services.

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