Allergies are exciting because of the newer developments in that field.
- Dogs and cats can have seasonal allergies just like people.
- One of the most common problems we deal with.
- Disease related to allergies take up the top three claim areas for veterinary
- Other things must be ruled out (food allergy, flea allergy, parasites, infections,
- Proper diagnosis is essential, all allergies have a similar outward
- Manifestations are itchy, infected skin, feet, and ear infections.
- Most common cause of ear infections.
- Often, symptoms are extremely severe before the pet is brought into the
- There are often secondary infections that must be treated in order for the itching to
- If these problems are not treated, the itching will not go away. Treatment of
infections can be very extensive.
- There are several newer treatments available that are exciting.
- They are much safer than traditional treatments.
- Cyclosporine is effective, safer than steroids, but very expensive.
- Desensitization is now available without intradermal testing. It can be done by injection, or
now by using drops under the tongue.
- Brand new product for dogs, Apoquel, that is revolutionary is now available in limited
supply, and will be fully available in June.
- Don't let your pet suffer, get help today. It is less expensive, safer and more
effective than at any time in the history of veterinary medicine.
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