Pet Dermatology in Granger: Cat scratching itself

Cat and Dog Allergy Treatments in Granger

From the cause of sneezing to the reason for rashes, Kryder Veterinary Clinic is your best pet care option for dealing with cat and dog allergies and dermatological issues. We have an experienced staff in these areas, and we focus on finding the root cause of your pet’s issue and making his or her life (as well as yours) more bearable and pleasant.

Allergies are one of the most common complaints we hear from clients. In severe or chronic cases, allergy testing can help determine the specific allergens to which your pet is sensitive, thus enabling a specific injection “kit” to be made. These “allergy injections” are tailored to your pet’s unique needs and can significantly reduce the symptoms of allergies. Speak to one of our staff members for more information on testing your pet for allergies.

Skin Scrapes, Cytology, and Biopsy

For dogs with dermatological diseases, skin sampling via scraping and cytology are useful tools to diagnose skin infections such as yeast dermatitis or mange. For more in depth cases, actual biopsy samples can be taken and sent to a pathologist for histopathologic examination.

Cat & Dog Allergy Symptoms

Allergies are one of the most common causes of skin conditions in pets, but what do cat and dog allergies look like? Some of the symptoms may include:

  • Red, irritated skin
  • Compulsive scratching at the skin
  • Hair loss
  • Overgrooming (cats)
  • Licking/chewing of paws
  • Frequent ear infections

Allergy Treatment Options

We utilize a number of different treatment options to manage your pet’s allergies. Since each pet is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment so we’ll work with you to determine which treatment suits them best.

Allergy treatments include:

  • Immunotherapy injections and oral drops
  • Antihistamines
  • Bathing with medicated shampoos
  • Apoquel, a daily tablet
  • Cytopoint, an injection that can last 4-8 weeks

If you think your pet has allergies, contact us today to get them relief from itchy skin!