Does your canine seem miserable due to allergies? Is he or she constantly scratching? Some of these allergies may be related to environmental factors, and some may be due to sensitivity to products in his or her food. At Godspeed Animal Care, our veterinarian examines your pet, performs a quick, simple blood draw, and sends the sample to Spectrum Labs, which provides specific results about what your pet is allergic to.
Once we have received the results and determined whether your pet’s skin ailment is food related, an environmental issue such as dust mites, or an autoimmune disorder, we recommend the best course of treatment. From there, we provide the appropriate pet food or offer allergy serum injections created specifically for your pet that will help build the necessary immunity to allow him or her to feel more comfortable. For more information about allergy testing, please schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.
Allergy symptoms may include any of the following symptoms:
- Reddening of the paws
- Hair between the paws that has turned orange or red (caused by an enzyme in saliva)
- Hair loss, thickening or grey skin
- Trouble sleeping
- Small bumps
- Otitis in the ear (inflammation)
- Reoccurring ear infections