At Pet Health, we understand how difficult it can be for owners to watch their pets suffer from allergy symptoms. We strive to involve pet owners in the diagnostic and treatment process, ensuring they are well-informed and active in managing their pet’s health.


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Overview of Pet Allergies

Diagnosis of Allergies

Pet allergies can be triggered by a variety of environmental allergens such as pollen, mold, dust mites, and even specific ingredients in foods. Like in humans, allergies in pets can cause a range of symptoms from dermatological issues to respiratory complications.

To identify the underlying cause of your pet’s allergic reactions, the Pet Health team employs a detailed and personalized approach to diagnostics, which includes:

  • Dermatological Allergy Testing: A non-invasive method to detect specific allergens affecting your pet, involving skin tests with small amounts of allergens.
  • Blood Tests: To identify the presence of antibodies against specific allergens and help define an appropriate treatment.
  • Dietary Evaluation: Controlled changes in diet to identify food allergens.

Each of these tests is discussed and decided upon together with owners to ensure understanding and comfort with the proposed diagnostic plan.


Benefits of Allergy Diagnosis

Using advanced diagnostic tools, we can gain a clear understanding of what is causing your pet’s allergies, allowing for:

  • More effective and personalized treatment.
  • Avoidance of unnecessary tests and procedures.
  • Quicker and more efficient reduction of allergic symptoms.

Limitations of Allergy Diagnostics

Although allergy tests are extremely helpful, it’s important to remember that they may not always determine the severity of a pet’s reaction to a specific allergen, and an integrated approach with additional treatments may be required to fully manage allergies.

We encourage pet owners to openly discuss their concerns and expectations regarding their pets’ allergy management, allowing for a collaborative approach that benefits both the well-being of the pet and the peace of mind of their family.



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