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Diagnosing Dog Seasonal Allergies

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
posted by Jim Murphy

Is your dog experiencing allergies or do they have something else like a cold or am infection. Many allergies are seasonal and your dog could very well be

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experiencing a seasonal allergy. Hillspet.com tells us how seasonal allergies are diagnosed.

How Are Seasonal Allergies in Dogs Diagnosed?

Your vet can tell you for sure if your dog is experiencing seasonal allergies or something else, based upon your pet’s history, a physical exam, laboratory tests and their response to therapy. You can also take your dog to a dermatologist for skin testing — another accurate method for diagnosing seasonal allergies.

Skin testing is usually performed by a board-certified veterinary dermatologist, who measures your pet’s reaction to microdoses of different allergens to determine exactly which they’re allergic to. Using this information, they can make a serum for allergy shots that may make your dog’s response to allergens less intense over time.

Blood testing is another route to consider, although skin testing is considered the more accurate approach.

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