Treatment for Cat and Dog Allergies in Oklahoma City, OK
Cat and dog allergies are a common and frustrating problem for many pets and pet owners. When a pet has an allergy, they develop itchy skin, which prompts them to scratch continuously in an attempt to stop the itching. Unfortunately, this can result in an infection of the skin, which can make the itching worse. To help free your pet from this uncomfortable cycle, our veterinary team can help you find the cause of their condition and formulate a treatment plan that is effective and easy for you to follow.
What Makes Dogs and Cats Allergic?
Dogs and cats can be sensitive to many of the same things that affect humans. This includes:
- Tree and flower pollen
- Mold spores
- Dust and dust mites
- Synthetic materials, like rubber and latex
- Proteins in food, such as chicken, beef, and eggs (rare)
Diagnosing and Treating Allergies in Dogs and Cats
During a physical examination, your veterinarian will provide you with the proper information for your pet’s allergy treatment, because each pet is special and may have different needs. There are different reasons that allergies and skin problems arise, and we would like to help your pet feel better.
There are many diagnostic options we can choose from to better understand your pet’s condition. We offer skin scraping and cytology in house, and can also send off a culture and sensitivity, or biopsy to the laboratory. We also offer regional blood testing for allergies.
Our hospital has a variety of products on hand that can be beneficial to your pet’s skin, including medicated shampoos and conditioners, antibiotics, and a variety of allergy medications including tablets, injections, and topical medications.