Offering Relief to Pets with Allergies

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Our pets can suffer from allergies just like we can. In fact, they can be affected by different types, including seasonal allergies (atopy), contact dermatitis and food allergies. More extreme allergic reactions can include hives, facial swelling, and anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal reaction to an injected or ingested substance.

The veterinarians and staff at West Loop Veterinary Care are well-trained in treating pet allergy and dermatology issues. Our skilled veterinarians possess the most advanced tools and techniques to treat your pet’s allergies and help them feel well again.

Common Allergy Symptoms

Pet allergy symptoms can take many forms, so it’s important to keep a close eye on your animal companion if you suspect they might have an allergy. Symptoms include:

  • Chewing at feet
  • Persistent licking at affected areas
  • Recurring hot spots (dogs)
  • Pinpoint facial scabbing (cats)
  • Rubbing at face and ears
  • Wheezing (cats)
  • Constant scratching
  • Hair loss
  • Red, itchy bumps on skin

Allergy Testing and Dermatological Services

To provide our patients and their owners with the most exceptional care possible, we dedicate ourselves to offering the best and most essential services for every medical condition. Our pet allergy and dermatology services include:

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  • Therapeutic food trials
  • Blood testing
  • Skin scraping
  • Cytology
  • Biopsy
  • Bacterial & fungal cultures
  • …and more

Pet Allergies Will Not Go Away on Their Own

If your pet is scratching continuously, we recommend bringing them in for an examination as soon as possible. Constant scratching can damage the skin barrier and lead to infection, resulting in more itching and scratching. It’s a vicious cycle if left untreated, so be sure to call us at (312) 421-2275 so we can provide your pet with much-needed relief.