If you notice your pet continuously biting, scratching, or licking, it may be suffering from severe allergies. Typically, sources ranging from food and fleas to dust, grass and pollen, can cause allergic reactions in your pet. Animal Medical Service offers immunotherapy as a solution for pets who are experiencing pain and discomfort due to moderate to severe allergies.
An allergic reaction occurs when your pet inhales airborne substances such as house dust or pollen, or ingests a substance to which it is sensitive. We use patient specific allergy tests to determine just what causes an allergic reaction in your pet. Once the cause of the allergy is identified, we will explain the test results, and develop a customized treatment plan created specifically for your pet’s needs.
Immunotherapy works by introducing small amounts of the allergen causing the reaction into your pet’s system over time. Gradually, the dosage will be increased so that your pet will build up a tolerance to the allergens, and the allergic response to the irritant will diminish over time. This is the only therapy that changes the immune system’s response to allergies rather than suppressing the immune system’s reactions.
Our team will provide you with ongoing support throughout the entire process. Please remember that some allergic conditions may take a significant amount of time to diagnose and bring under control.
If you live in Brewton, East Brewton, Flomaton, Atmore, Evergreen or other nearby communities, and your pet is showing signs of excessive scratching, biting, or whimpering, let us determine if immunotherapy would be the right treatment.