Welcome Pet Parents
Dogs and cats, just like humans, can have allergies. In fact more than 30% of all skin irritations in our pets can be attributed to allergies. These allergies can come from foods, inhaled allergens like weed, tree, and grass pollens, fungi, even insects and storage mites.
Since there is no known “cure” for allergies and the prospect of avoiding all the things your pet reacts to is unrealistic, we turn to hyposensitization, or allergy injections to help us most effectively manage your pet’s allergies.
No one enjoys getting or giving injections but the benefits far outweigh the negatives. Suppression therapy like steroids, antihistamines, Cyclosporine can not only be more expensive than treatment but with long term use come with some potentially serious side effects. At best, these methods are only effective in about 50-60% of the time.
Increasing a pet’s tolerance to the allergens they react to through hyposensitization has proven to be, other than avoidance, the best way to successfully manage allergies and provide lasting relief. It is also safe for long-term use and can provide your pet with much longer-term relief than suppression therapy. Done correctly we garner success rates as high as 90%.