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Skin and Food Allergies

Skin and Food Allergies

Is your pet constantly itching, biting, scratching, and licking? If you've tried everything from shampoos to medicinal sprays, it might be time to pick up the phone and talk to us about skin and food allergies.

Dove Mountain Veterinary — serving the Marana, Arizona area — has five experienced veterinarians on staff who go above and beyond basic pet services. That includes differentiating between a seasonal allergy and a food allergy and doing what we can to make your pet feel better fast.

If you suspect that your dog or cat is suffering from allergies and you're wondering what it means, you're in the right place here at Dove Mountain.

Solving the Pet Allergy Puzzle

When you head to the vet for a suspected allergy in your pet, the veterinarian you'll see often has a puzzle to solve. Why? 

The fact is, environmental allergies in pets can vary by climate, location, and a number of other factors. What's more, many of those allergens are found in a typical home—including dander, molds, pollen and cleaning products.

What to Do - And Not Do - For Skin and Food Allergies

Allergies can happen in any breed of dog or cat, and at any age. While it's not usually something that sends a pet to an animal hospital, continued adverse reactions can include skin and gastrointestinal issues, or even behavioral problems. That's why it's important for your pet to be looked at if you notice sneezing, ear infections, rashes, chronic diarrhea and more.

Unfortunately, some companies offer expensive at-home allergy kits that provide no validation of the test's accuracy. We recommend you see our veterinarian instead.

If you believe your pet has skin and food allergies, call Dove Mountain Veterinary in Marana at 520-448-9690 today.

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