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One of the most common diseases we see at RVH is skin allergies, also known as atopy. It can be very uncomfortable for your pet, and we have many different treatment options available to help.

Skin Allergies

Skin allergies, called atopic dermatitis, is the most common type of allergic reactions in dogs. There are three main causes of skin allergies in dogs:

1) Environmental allergens
2) Flea allergy dermatitis
3) Food allergies

All skin allergies pose the risk of secondary infection. As your dog scratches, bites, and licks at his skin, he risks opening up his skin to yeast and bacterial infections that may require treatment.

Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs

In general, the following symptoms could be a sign of an allergic reaction.

  • Constant licking
  • Itchiness
  • Red, inflamed skin or paws
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Itchy ears
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, runny eyes
  • Hives

We at Richboro Veterinary Hospital have multiple options for treatment and diagnosis. Make an appointment with Dr. Sampson or Dr. Linn to get an accurate diagnosis and to help your dog start feel more comfortable quickly!

Pet Allergy Treatment in Richboro, PA

Keep your pet happy and healthy with comprehensive allergy treatment from our well-trained and professional staff. To schedule an appointment, please reach out to us today.

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