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Pet Dermatology and Allergy Care in Abilene, TX

At Dearing Veterinary Clinic, we regularly see pets scratching or licking due to skin disorders, parasites, or allergies. Skin disorders and allergies are common in dogs and cats, especially in the Abilene area, and can be diagnosed during a dermatology appointment at our clinic. With the aid of a wide variety of treatment options, our team can help your pet find lasting relief from their persistent and uncomfortable symptoms.

Schedule a dermatology appointment at Dearing Veterinary Clinic today!

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Common Symptoms of Allergies in Pets

Your pet may be suffering from an allergy or skin condition if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

  • Scratching, chewing, or licking at the skin
  • Red, raw skin
  • Hair loss (due to licking and scratching)
  • Runny eyes and nose
  • Rubbing at ears and face
  • Red or irritated eyes
  • Strong, unpleasant odor (from infected skin or ears)
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What Causes Allergies in Dogs and Cats?

Just like people, our companions can experience allergic reactions to certain allergens they encounter. These allergens may include:

  • Pet or human dander
  • Pollen, grass, and mold spores
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Fleas
  • Synthetic fabrics
  • Dyes and other chemicals
  • Food proteins such as beef, chicken, and eggs

How Can We Treat Your Pet’s Condition?

Our team will discuss any possible allergens your pet may be exposed to in their daily life. We also use a variety of diagnostic methods such as blood testing, skin scraping, cytology, and other tests to verify which allergen(s) are responsible for your pet’s discomfort.

Once the allergen is identified, our team will help you create a plan to limit your pet’s exposure as well as provide treatment to relieve their symptoms and any secondary infections that may have developed. We offer a broad range of treatment options such as oral medication, medicated shampoo, and topicals to get your pet back to feeling their best.

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Contact Us Today!

If you have any concerns about allergies in dogs or cats, contact Dearing Veterinary Clinic today for more information.