Relief for Your Pet: Allergy & Skin Care

Pet skin conditions and allergies are some of the most common problems we see in our practice. And many times, a dermatological reaction in a pet can actually be tied to an allergy. If your pet ever needs treatment for his or her allergies or a skin problem, Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital will be here to help.

Diagnosing & Treating Pet Skin & Allergy Problems

Symptoms of allergies in cats and dogs include:

  • Excessive scratching, biting, or licking of the skin
  • Visible irritation or rash
  • Coughing, wheezing, sneezing
  • Runny eyes or nose

In order to properly evaluate a skin problem in a pet and determine if the cause is allergy related, our veterinarians draw on a wide range of diagnostic tools and procedures available to every patient:

  • Skin scrapings
  • Bacterial and fungal cultures
  • Blood work
  • Skin biopsies

Our pharmacy also carries an extensive range of medications unique to skin disease. We strive to always stock the most complete and cost-effective therapeutic regimens to help pets with skin and allergy-related conditions recover fully.

Pet skin and allergy problems can be complex and difficult to diagnose. After all, our pets cannot tell to us exactly how they are feeling. But using the right blend of tools and knowledge to address these issues, the doctors and staff at Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital can help make skin and allergy problems a thing of the past for your pet.