Dog Allergy Treatment

Dog Allergy Treatment

If your beloved canine companion is suffering from allergies, finding effective treatment is essential to their health and well-being. At New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham, NC, our experienced veterinary team is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care for dogs with allergies. As a leading veterinary practice in the area, we specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions, including dog allergies. Contact us today at (919) 490-2000 to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian near you.

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Conditions Treated

At New Hope Animal Hospital, we understand that allergies can have a significant impact on your dog's quality of life. That's why we offer a variety of treatment options to help manage and alleviate your pet's symptoms. Some of the common dog allergy conditions we treat include:

1. Environmental Allergies: Allergic reactions to pollen, dust mites, mold, and other environmental allergens can cause itching, scratching, and skin irritation in dogs.

2. Food Allergies: Sensitivities to certain ingredients in your dog's diet can trigger allergic reactions, leading to symptoms such as digestive upset, skin problems, and ear infections.

3. Flea Allergy Dermatitis: Some dogs are hypersensitive to flea saliva, leading to intense itching and discomfort when bitten by fleas.

4. Contact Allergies: Dogs can develop allergic reactions to various substances they come into contact with, including certain fabrics, cleaning products, and grooming supplies.

Comprehensive Allergy Treatment

When it comes to treating dog allergies, a thorough diagnosis is the first step toward effective management. Our skilled veterinarians will conduct a comprehensive physical examination and may recommend additional tests, such as skin or blood tests, to identify the specific allergens affecting your dog. Once the allergens are identified, we will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your pet's needs.

Treatment options for dog allergies may include:

  • Medications: Antihistamines, corticosteroids, and other medications may be prescribed to alleviate your dog's symptoms and reduce inflammation.
  • Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy): In cases of environmental allergies, allergy shots may be recommended to desensitize your dog's immune system to specific allergens over time.
  • Dietary Changes: If your dog has food allergies, switching to a hypoallergenic diet or eliminating potential trigger ingredients from their food may help alleviate symptoms.
  • Topical Therapies: Shampoos, sprays, and other topical treatments can help soothe your dog's skin and reduce itching and irritation.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If your dog is suffering from allergies, don't wait to seek treatment. Contact New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham, NC, today at (919) 490-2000 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced veterinarians. Let us help your furry friend find relief from their allergy symptoms and enjoy a happier, healthier life.

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