Does your pet continuously scratch their skin? Are they experiencing hair loss in some regions of their body? Do they regularly cough or have a runny nose? They could be suffering from an allergy that can be successfully treated at your home by Dr. Horton at Charleston Mobile Animal Care.
What causes allergic reactions in pets?
The most common causes of allergies in pets include:
What treatments are available for pets suffering from allergies?
Testing is highly recommended and can often determine the cause of the allergy, so Dr. Horton can work with you to eliminate that substance from the pet's environment or diet. If the origin of the allergy cannot be determined or successfully removed from the living area of the pet, safe and effective treatment options are available. A janus kinase inhibitor in the form of a daily tablet is both safe and effective for the alleviation of the symptoms associated with allergies. Another innovative product is a monoclonal antibody, which safely targets cytokines that are responsible for itch related to atopic dermatitis. Steroids and antihistamines may also be administered as necessary for allergic conditions.
Regardless of the cause of itch to your pet, Dr. Kellie Horton can help! If you feel your pet may be suffering from allergies, please call one of the caring team members at Charleston Mobile Animal Care today.