Pet Dermatology & Allergy Testing: Nothing to Sneeze At
Healthy skin for your pet means 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. Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital is here to examine, test, and treat these pet skin care and dermatology issues.
When it comes to parasite (fleas and ticks) prevention, we opt for products over baths. Yes, bathing and grooming helps your pet find comfort in the Houston climate, and it often helps you find the fleas. But that doesn’t get to the root of the issue.
- 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.
- Nexgard—FDA-approved soft beef-flavored chewable that kills adult fleas, prevents flea infestations and the treatment and control of ticks and tick infestations on dogs for 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
Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital 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 the vet behind Oak Forest keep everyone feeling fine.