Skin irritation and allergies are common in Farmington and the surrounding areas of Arkansas. Our doctors have successfully treated pets with dermatology issues, and they will bring that same experience and compassion to your furry family member.
Allergies can be caused by a number of factors including food, fleas, atopic dermatitis and contact allergens such as pollen and grass. Allergy testing for pets is similar to the methods used in humans, and while many reasons for allergic reactions can be determined, there are times when it may not be possible to determine the cause of an allergic reaction. When this happens, our veterinarians often recommend allergy therapy and medication to provide relief for the itching and inflammation.
In the past, steroids and antihistamines were the only available therapy for skin irritation in pets. While steroids often provide relief to itchy skin, there are potential long-term side effects associated with them. Current protocols include very safe and effective oral medications, as well as sublingual immunotherapy. Sublingual immunotherapy is the application of small amounts of the allergen causing allergic issues in your pet under their tongues. The administration is safe, painless and often provides relief to itching associated with allergens.
Our veterinarians attend numerous classes and lectures around the country each year to insure we provide only the safest and most effective medications and procedures here at Farmington. If your pet suffers from allergies or other skin conditions, allow the compassionate team at Farmington Veterinary Clinic to care for your furry family member.