Pet Allergy Week 2017
Just like us, animals can have allergies…
An allergy is a reaction of the immune system to a common substance known as an allergen. There are a wide variety of allergens pets can have a reaction to, from foods, pollens from trees, grasses and flowering plants to moulds, fleas, dead skin, dust and storage mites. They can enter the body by inhalation, ingestion or absorption through the skin.
If your pet is repeatedly exposed to an allergen their immune system may react, often resulting in poor health.
Common symptoms of pet allergies include:
SKIN PROBLEMS – itching, scratching, rashes and redness.
EAR PROBLEMS – swelling, itching and soreness.
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS – diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of appetite and weight problems.
RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS – asthma/wheezing (in cats).
LOW STAMINA AND ENERGY LEVELS
BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS – face rubbing, paw chewing, persistent licking and over grooming.
Because there are a number of potential causes to your pets discomfort and behaviour, your pets allergens may be unknown. Our vets, Rory & Andy can carry out a thorough work-up to identify these. Once the problem is identified there a number of treatment options which can overcome the symptoms and improve your pet’s quality of life. As part of this work-up, they may suggest sending off a small sample of blood to us to carry out a SENSITEST allergy test.
Following this we will provide you with your pet’s results and a personalised results pack. If allergy is identified as a contributing factor, Rory or Andy will provide you with suggestions for managing your pet’s condition.
The usual price of a SENITEST allergy test is £500! But in honour of Pet Allergy Week 2017, which runs from 5th-11th June.. we will be offering a 25% discount on every allergy test performed throughout the whole month of June.. saving £125!
The cost of your test and any treatment may be covered by your pet insurance.
Please check with us and your insurance company for details.
If you suspect one of your pets suffer from an allergy, please contact us on 01670 457271 to book an appointment.