Have an Itchy Pet? Need Allergy Testing? $35 Pet Allergy Test.

allergy1Allergies are irritating enough on their own. Testing and treatment shouldn’t be. Here is a remarkable solution to a very common problem.

It used to be that in order to find out if your pet had allergies, you had to go through a comprehensive (and very expensive) battery of tests.  If it turned out your pet was not allergic, then you had just spent a good chunk of change just to find that out.  Now there’s a new, simplified test that will tell you whether or not you need to move forward, and it’s only $35.  If the pet is negative, at least you have eliminated inhaled allergies as the cause of you pet’s itch without incurring a big bill.

Here’s how it works: Critter Doctor runs a new test called “allergy-detect,” which screens your pet for sensitivity to any of the 4 major categories of inhaled allergies: mites and molds, grasses, weeds, and trees.  If your pet responds positively on this screening test, then Critter Doctor will recommend more complete allergy testing.

If the screening test is negative, our doctors will discuss with you the many other causes of itchiness which can include flea and food allergy, yeast or bacterial infections, and even reactions to scabies mites.

How do you know if your pet is suffering from allergies?  If your pet rubs his face, licks his feet, and/or keeps you up at night with his obsessive scratching, he may be suffering from atopy (the medical term for inhaled allergies in pets.)  (See below for a more comprehensive list of allergy symtoms in pets).

Call us to get more information or to schedule an appointment.

Symptoms common to most inhaled allergies:

  • Scratching the ears
  • Licking or chewing the feet or body
  • Reddish discoloration of the hair on the paws or between the toes
  • Rubbing the face against the furniture or floor
  • Rashes, bumps, pimples or open sores on the skin
  • Red or watery eyes
  • Ear infections
  • Sneezing or a runny nose
  • Coughing or wheezing