Cat & Dog Allergy
Environmental allergies, food allergies, and fungal infections like ringworm can cause our cats and dogs a great deal of discomfort. Please seek treatment for your cat or dog’s allergies right away if your pet is incessantly scratching or biting his or her skin, or if you notice inflamed, red patches on your pet’s skin.
Too much biting and scratching can actually lead to secondary skin infections and lengthen your pet’s treatment and recovery time.
Thanks to the hot, humid climate in Texas, our pets can feel the effects of allergens like pollen, grass, mold spores, ragweed, and dust mites year-round. Environmental allergies typically show up as red, swollen patches of skin around the pet’s muzzle, ears, or eyes. At our animal hospital in Conroe, TX, we can perform serum allergy testing to pinpoint the cause of your pet’s discomfort so that we can create an individualized treatment plan.
Believe it or not, pets can suffer from food allergies just like people. Beef and chicken by-products, dairy, soy, wheat, and corn are all common allergens in pet foods. Pets that are sensitive to one or more of these ingredients might experience stomach upset, and itchy or inflamed skin. The veterinarians at 242 can help you select a hypoallergenic diet that will best meet your pet’s needs.
Bacteria, yeast, and mites are common causes of skin problems in pets. And ringworm, a highly contagious fungal infection, can actually spread to people. A fast, accurate diagnosis is important for the health of your entire family. At 242 Animal Hospital, our on-site laboratory can provide accurate results quickly, so that we can create a treatment plan and restore comfort to your pet as soon as possible.
If you suspect that your pet might be suffering from an allergy or other skin condition, we can help. Please give call us today.