If your pet is always itching, licking their paws, chewing on their coat or scratching their ears, there’s a good chance they have skin allergies. Skin allergies are often caused by flea allergies, food allergies and environmental allergies—to alleviate your pet of this problem, you must first figure out the cause.
Start by looking for fleas. If you suspect a flea infestation, wash all fabrics in your home and vacuum everywhere thoroughly. We also highly encourage all of our clients to administer flea medication to their pets throughout the entire year.
If your pet is already on flea preventative, consider other options. At Glendale Animal Hospital, we offer CYTOPOINT, which is an innovative new therapy that can help control itching at its source for 1–2 months with just one injection.
For your pets’ ear problems, we have video otoscope technology in the hospital which not only allows for complete ear evaluations, but enables us to biopsy, curette, culture, retrieve foreign materials and flush the ears more thoroughly.
Treatments will vary depending on the cause of the allergies, but you can count on us to help your best friend with their itching woes! For more information on these therapies, please contact us at 630-297-4709 or request an appointment online.