May is our Pet Allergy Awareness Month.
We are offering 20% off Comprehensive Allergy test (Environment, pollen, Molds, Mites and food allergy) during the month of May.
Pets can develop allergies at any time during his/her life. Many pets suffer from environmental and food allergies and it can make your pet miserable.
Signs of allergy:
- Chronic ear infections
- Wet skin and paws
- Discolored skin
- Loss of hair
- Skin papules, pustules
- Flapping and scratching of ears
- Butt-scooting on your nice clean rug
- Smelly greasy skin
Allergies can happen throughout the year, but many dogs suffer during spring and fall. Sensitivities are often to pollen, but molds, dust mites and food are also common offenders. In addition to the discomfort, the constant licking and scratching often result in secondary bacterial or fungal infections that require antimicrobial and antifungal therapy.
The best treatment for allergies is to avoid the root cause of allergy. Many pets may need lifelong therapy to control allergies.
Allergic reactions seem to be especially common in Terriers, Setters, Retrievers, and brachycephalic breeds such as Pugs, English Bulldogs and Boston terriers.
If your pet is miserable, itching/scratching and has chronic skin, ear infections, please call us at 561-439-7900 to schedule appointment.
Dr. I. Arun, DVM., P. A. and associates,
Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital
Laser Surgery, Advanced Pet Dental and Oral Surgery Center
4444 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33406