Pet Dermatology & Allergy Care
Pet Dermatology & Allergy Care in Exeter, NH
What Are Pet Environmental Allergies?
Environmental allergies occur when the body has an exaggerated immune response to an allergen. Examples of environmental allergens are tree pollen, grass pollen, mold and flea saliva. Your pet can develop antibodies to an allergen and then overreact to it which leads to skin inflammation and itchiness. We also treat horses for environmental allergies.
What Are Symptoms of Allergies in Pets?
A allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a particular ingredient. This can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms including inflammation of the skin, intestines, eyes, and respiratory system. Some signs of allergies in dogs and cats are:
- Red skin or ears
- Dry skin
- Oily skin and hair
- Ear infections
- Skin infections
- Over-grooming in cats
- Self-grooming in dogs
- Hot spots
- Hair loss
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Watery or red eyes
Identification of Allergens Both Food and Environmental
At Holistic Animal Healing Clinic we identify food and environmental allergies by Applied Kinesiology (muscle response testing) or by the use of the Bicom bioresonance device. Therapies used to treat allergies in pets may include acupuncture, Bicom therapy or NAET as in-office treatments.
Herbs, glandulars and homeopathics are frequently prescribed for symptom relief. A stepwise approach is recommended as generally repeated acupuncture, NAET or Bicom session are necessary to address root causes. We are intent on healing at the cellular level.
The doctor will make recommendations regarding the number of follow-up visits indicated for that patient. A key to success will also most likely involve dietary adjustments. The longer the pet has been suffering with allergies, the longer it will take for resolution.
If the patient is already on conventional medication, a gradual reduction or elimination of traditional drugs is the goal and is usually successful.To learn more about pet allergies and treatment or to make an appointment, call us today at 603-772-7387.
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