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Treating Skin Allergies

Is your pet itching for relief?

If your pet is always itching, licking her feet or chewing on her coat, or if she has a dull coat or flaky skin, there’s a good chance she has skin allergies. Skin allergies are often caused by flea allergies, food allergies and environmental allergies, and to treat skin allergies, you must first figure out what’s causing them.

Start by looking for fleas. If you suspect a flea problem, wash all fabrics in your home and vacuum thoroughly. It’s always a good idea to administer flea medication to pets, especially this time of year.

If you’ve ruled out a flea allergy, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to rule out issues like mange and ringworm. Then, we may recommend an elimination diet to see if your pet has a food allergy. You may have to try many types of food, so this can be a lengthy process. We can also diagnose environmental allergies with skin tests and blood tests at this stage.

Treatments will vary depending on the cause of the allergies. We offer a wide variety of traditional and holistic therapies that successfully treat skin allergies and help pets feel better.

Think your pet might have skin allergies? Schedule an appointment online or call us at 425-381-4449 to discuss your options.