Pets Can Have Allergies Too

In the same way that humans can suffer from allergies, so can our pets. Pets can suffer from allergies from

  • Foods (red meat/poultry/game/fish/cow’s milk/eggs/cereals)
  • Mites including dust mites
  • Moulds
  • Pollen
  • Grasses
  • Insects

Avacta Animal Health Pet Allergy Awareness

Pet Allergy Testing

We use AVACTA Animal Health SENSITEST® allergy testing kits to help establish what may be causing your pet’s discomfort.

What Is An Allergy?

An allergic response occurs when a usually harmless substance causes the body to react with an immune response. This is because the body mis-reads that particular substance (called an allergen) as a threat to the body. The resulting immune response can be seen as a range of varying symptoms (sometimes only one symptom may be present, sometimes a range of symptoms may be evident).

Cats and dogs can suffer from pollen in the same way that people suffer from hay fever

Signs My Pet May Have Allergies

  • Persistent licking
  • Over-grooming
  • Skin irritation
  • Face rubbing
  • Paw chewing
  • Scratching
  • Hair loss
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Ear inflammation
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory problems

It is possible for pets to be allergic to certain foods

I Think My Pet May Have An Allergy

What to do if you think your pet may have an allergy –

  • Contact us to book an appointment for an allergy test
  • You can also book online – book a normal consultation for an allergy test
  • We will take a blood sample and send it to AVACTA Animal Health
  • Results are usually back between 7-10 days
  • The report provides a breakdown of what allergens your pet is allergic to
  • Your vet can the discuss the best management plan with you, including dietary changes, avoidance strategies, medications and topical applications

Discounted Allergy Testing

We are offering discounted animal allergy testing until the end of July 2019 as part of #PAW with AVACTA. Get in touch to book your appointment now.

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