One of the most common medical conditions affecting pets is allergy. An allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts or is hypersensitive to foreign substances called allergens.
Allergy testing allows you and our veterinarians to determine which allergens may be triggering your pet’s atopy, allowing you to formulate a plan to address these allergies.
There are three common causes of allergic skin disease in pets:
- Food allergy: an allergy to the proteins found in food
- Flea allergy: an allergy to proteins in flea saliva
- Atopy: an allergy to inhaled environmental allergens
For more information about allergy treatment and testing, check out our pet health library!