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Posted on 07-25-2018

Ferndale Veterinarian Discusses How to Treat Your Pet's Allergies

Our veterinarian, Dr. Barbara Bodolosky at the  Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in Ferndale, NY has dedicated her professional life to helping your beloved pets have their best possible life. Their best possible life starts with health and happiness of course. What do you do when your best furry friend has allergies? Good question, glad you asked! We have the answer. 

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Common Causes and Symptoms

As with owners, when allergies strike, they can be an extreme nuisance and adversely affect the quality of everyday life. Fortunately, in modern society, we have access to veterinaries and medicine to help control the factors within our bounds to prevent harm from furthering. The most common allergens in pets include flowers, trees, grass, weed pollens, mold, dust, and certain food ingredients. The most common symptoms when exposed to these items are itchy skin, increased scratching, runny eyes, itchy back and tail, sneezing, ear infections and in worse cases vomiting and diarrhea. It is important to address and note these symptoms to thoroughly relay them back to your veterinarians at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in order to discuss the proper treatment for your beloved pet.

Diagnoses and Treatment

We will help you figure out where the problem lies. Just like their humans, pets have allergies too. They may have had them during their whole lives or the symptoms just popped up one day. Depending on what you want to do with your pet, we can assist. You may decide that you want your pet to have a blood allergy panel or even do a food trial to rule out the common food allergies.   

Once we find the culprit(s) you may decide to try to keep the allergen away from your pet, desensitize your pet with allergy injections or take advantage of the newest immunotherapy which is an injection that takes the itch and discomfort away for at least a month.  Allergies are a lifetime nuisance so we tailor our treatment plan to the least invasive, most effective and in the long run the healthiest choice for your pet.

Contact the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County to Schedule an Appointment Today

Come visit the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in Ferndale, NY today or contact us at (845)292-6711. Whether your pet is suffering from allergies or not it is a great idea to get your pet familiar with a vet visit prior to their first appointment. We would love to be your new vet - stop by today and see for yourself. Loving care - what more can you ask for in a vet? 

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