Healthy Pet Skin Care & Allergy Testing

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
  • Scratching
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Hives
  • Small bumps
  • Licking
  • Otitis in the ear (inflammation)
  • Reoccurring ear infections

For more information about pet allergies and dermatology, visit Spectrum Labs or make an appointment to see one of our veterinarians today.

The best there is. Makes me wish I was a dog so I could get treated there!

Steve Bour

My two dogs receive top level, state of the art medical care. The vets and techs are highly trained and compassionate.

Linda K

Best Vet and Pet Resort in Hampton Roads. I live 45 minutes away and only take my dog here. They are always so friendly and definitely take care of your pet! I always feel like Butter is getting taken care of when I am gone. I highly recommend both Godspeed Animal Care and St. Francis Pet Resort!

Levinia T

I found out that my dog had a hot spot, and was able to be seen that day. They are very caring people, from the receptionist to the doctor!

Marian E.

Wonderful place! Crockett was there for doggy playcare. He was happy when I saw him at the end of the day. He came home ate dinner and went to bed! It was a good tiring day !! Thank you!

Jessica S.

I always get excellent service from the employees at Godspeed Animal Care. Everyone is helpful and kind, and they treat all animals well. They will get answers to questions I have about my cat and his special diet. Thank you for being my cat's veterinary office.

Jo Anna P.

Everyone was so very friendly and treated Ruffles and Wrinkles like little queens. They mean the world to us, and to see the service and treatment they received only confirmed that Godspeed Animal Care will be their permanent veterinarian service. Thanks to all!

Melony Downing.