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Allergy Treatment for Dogs & Cats in Wilton, NY

Pet allergies are a common problem in cats and dogs, and sometimes in exotic pets. Dogs and cats, however, are more prone to allergic reactions whether from contact, inhalant, or food allergens. In and around Wilton, NY, goldenrod is a huge source of allergic reactions in our dogs. At Saratoga Veterinary Hospital, we offer pet dermatology services that control the itch and help to treat any secondary skin infections, too.

Cat Allergy Treatment Wilton, NY

What Are Pets Allergic To?

Pets can be allergic to many of the same things we can! Some of the most common allergens include:

  • Flower, tree, and grass pollens
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Mold
  • Fleas, mosquitoes, or other insects
  • Certain materials (rubber, plastic, etc.)
  • Cleaning products
  • Fabrics
  • Certain medications
  • Food allergies (chicken, pork, beef, dairy, etc.)
  • And more

How to Tell if Your Pet Has Allergies

Allergies most commonly manifest as skin conditions. Common signs include:

  • Your pet scratching themselves more than usual
  • Red, irritated skin
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Hair loss
  • Hot spots
  • Pet is licking/chewing their paws
  • Excessive grooming (cats)

Other symptoms may include runny nose and eyes and sneezing. Vomiting and diarrhea may also accompany a food allergy.

Diagnosing an Allergy

With our pet dermatology services, we perform several diagnostic tests in order to fully understand your pet’s skin condition before diagnosing an allergy. We’ll perform skin scraping, blood work, and more to determine if your pet’s skin condition is the result of an underlying condition. If not, pet allergies can be assumed. We can also perform a blood test to further confirm an allergy if you prefer.

Treating Dog & Cat Allergies

To treat allergies in dogs and cats, we offer several options. Since every pet is unique, it may take some time to find the right treatment or combination of treatments to manage the allergies. Common treatments we use include:

  • Cytopoint (a 4-16 week injectable for dogs)
  • Apoquel (a daily oral tablet for dogs)
  • Atopica (a daily oral tablet for dogs and oral solution for cats)
  • Allergy testing and desensitization
  • Antihistamines
  • Antibiotics for secondary bacterial infections
  • Antifungals for secondary fungal infections
  • Medicated shampoos and topicals
  • Food elimination diet (if food allergies are suspected)
  • Steroids, for cases that are not alleviated with the above options
Dog and Cat Allergy Treatment Wilton, NY
Is your pet itching more than usual? Get them relief and make an appointment today!

Staff are great with Ruby Jean and me! Really like the way Dr. Chris comes into the room and interacts with her at the beginning of her appointment.

-Kathy C.

A+ vet. I would recommend. I have been taking my fur family there since 1982. Not only cats and dogs but rabbits and guinea pigs went a time or two.

-Margaret S.

We have been going here for over a decade, and we couldn't be happier! Dr. Leisa and Dr. Chris go above and beyond, and I would recommend them to anyone! Love, love, love them and their staff.

-Vanessa R.

I have been taking my furry kitties there for over 15 years. The staff is wonderful and attentive. Drs. Leisa and Chris Brockett are awesome!! Highly recommended!!

-Leslie B.

We moved here from out of the area. A neighbor recommended Dr. Leisa and Chris. We use both the Vet and kennel services. They are both very compassionate. You know your dog will be cared for as if it was their pet. Thank you for being here.

-Ken M.

The receptionist's are very friendly and knowledgeable and the waiting room has separate area's for dogs and cats which I feel is very important. All in all I'm extremely satisfied with my experience and would highly recommend Saratoga Veterinary Hospital.

-Darla P.

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