Allergy

The main cause of skin disease relates to allergies; make sure your pet stays fit, healthy and allergy free

 

Flea Allergy

Flea Allergy

While management of allergic skin disease accounts for a large part of a veterinary dermatologist’s work, the three main allergic diseases that we see in pets are flea allergy, atopy and food allergy.

The correct diagnosis of the allergy that is affecting your pet is essential. The wrong diagnosis could result in inappropriate treatment for the rest of your pet’s life, causing new drug-related diseases.

With this in mind, it’s vital that other types of allergy infections are eliminated before diagnosis. By eliminating as many allergies as we possibly can, we are able to start the process of trial treatment. There is no ‘one size fits all’ for some allergies so we endeavour to offer treatment that suits your pet’s size and allergy and your resources.

Flea Head

Flea Head

We’ve created two detailed and informative pages relating to food allergies and atopy that you can use to find out more about them and their treatment. These pages will help you to recognise symptoms of common allergies and the things you, the pet owner, should be wary of while your pet receives treatment.

Find out more about food allergy and intolerances by clicking here

Find out more about atopy by clicking here 

If you’ve noticed skin or ear problems in your pet, it’s vital that you contact specialised veterinary professionals before symptoms worsen. To book an appointment with our small animal skin and ear experts, simply call us on 01163 260402 or email us on dgb@dermvet.co.uk.