Pet Dermatology & Allergy Testing: Nothing to Sneeze At
Healthy skin for your pet means a better quality of life for the both of you. Beyond the discomfort of skin issues, like fleas and allergies, there can be more lingering problems involving your animal’s coat and skin. Our animal clinic has the capabilities to examine, test, and treat these pet skincare and dermatology issues.
When it comes to parasite (fleas and ticks) prevention, we opt for products over baths. Yes, bathing and grooming help your pet find comfort in the Houston, TX climate, and it often helps you find fleas. But that doesn’t get to the root of the issue.
Prescriptions like Trifexis are available at Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital to combat parasite infestations. Visit our pet clinic to learn more about our products.
- Trifexis—A once-monthly tablet that kills fleas, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls adult hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm infections. It is beef-flavored, so you can offer it as a treat to your pet.
- Credelio—Credelio® (lotilaner) is a small, tasty chewable that’s approved for all puppies and dogs 8 weeks of age or older that weigh 4.4 pounds or greater. Credelio isn’t just gentle on your pup, it also kills ticks and fleas fast and lasts a full month.
Parasites are just part of the picture when it comes to your pet’s comfort. Allergens make up the rest of that picture. Your pet’s allergies come from three potential places:
- Skin contact
Our veterinary clinic has diagnostic solutions for each. We can do cytology in-house and, when appropriate, we utilize blood allergy testing to see how your pet reacts to particular allergens.
Don’t let allergens and parasites get under your skin and disrupt a happy canine- or feline-friendly home. Let our pet hospital's veterinarians keep everyone feeling well.