Every year, Pet Insurance companies report that Skin issued top the list of reasons clients visit their veterinarian.
Skin disease is often broken down by Allergies (most common); Infections (bacterial, fungal, or parasitic); or hormonal (not itchy - thyroid or adrenal disease).
Like people, pets with allergies are typically allergic to several things which can include fleas, airborne allergens, food allergens, contact allergens, and bacterial allergens.
Flea allergies are the most common allergy to affect pets. We carry some of the most effective products to help prevent flea bites including several topical application products (some of which help prevent heartworms as well) and the Seresto Collar available for both Dogs and Cats. We have competative pricing and distributers often provide promotional discounts that can bring our prices down to or BELOW INTERNET PRICING! Call our office today for current specials.
Airborne allergies are the second most common allergy for pets. The only way to "cure" a pet is to do allergy testing and desensitization similar to what is done for people with allergies. We offer an allergy blood test and densitization program featured as our July monthly promo product.
We also stock prescription allergy relief products like Apoquel, Atopica and Cytopoint - the once a month allergy relief injection, along with prescription strength antihistamines and a wide selection of prescription strenght shampoos to help bring relief to the allergic patient.
Despite the confusion created by pet food marketing companies, food allergies in pets are most often associated with proteins, not grains. A true hypo or non allergenic diet requires a product manufactured on a diet specific production line. We carry a number of both novel and hydrolyzed protien diet options for food allergic pets.
Our office offers diagnostic panels for both Thyroid and Adrenal gland problems associated with coat and skin problems. These require a 12 hour fast and some require a drop off visit to collect several samples taken over time. Call our office for help scheduling your pet's profile.