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Pet Allergy & Dermatology

Treating pets with allergy sensitivity

Pets can struggle with dermatological issues the same way people can. It’s common for the issues to cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms that range from minor itching and discomfort to outright pain.

Managing Allergies in Pets

If we conclude that an allergy is causing your pet’s discomfort, we’ll establish whether the allergy is environmental or food related and then try to further pinpoint the exact cause. From there, we’ll work with you to develop a strategy to limit your pet’s exposure to that specific trigger.

We’re often able to alleviate symptoms of allergies in pets. In cases where the condition is chronic we focus on alleviating the symptoms with long term management using a variety of treatment modalities.

Your pet may have an allergy if they exhibit the following behaviors:

  • Obsessively chewing or licking the affected area
  • Grooming more than usual 
  • Constant scratching that leads to flaking skin, bald spots, and/or scabs

If you notice these symptoms and think your pet may be struggling with a skin condition caused by an allergy, let us address the issue and help them live a more comfortable life.

Call us at (858) 279-0425 or request online to schedule a consultation.

Pet Skin Allergies: scabs

Balboa Veterinary Hospital