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