A common issue with many pets in eastern Georgia and the CSRA is allergies and skin conditions related to allergic reactions. At Walton Way Veterinary Clinic, our caring veterinarians are extremely experienced in diagnosing and treating skin conditions in both dogs and cats. There are many reasons for allergic reactions in our furry family members, including food allergies, flea allergy dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and contact allergens such as grass or pollen. Regardless of the cause of itching, Walton Way has a veterinary dermatology solution for pets in Augusta and the surrounding areas.
Treatment of dermatological issues in animals has improved greatly over recent years, and our doctors treat these cases in the safest and most effective manner in veterinary medicine. In the past, steroids, antihistamines, and constant bathing were the only treatments available for skin issues in pets. Fortunately veterinary medicine has advanced greatly over the last several years, and new treatments such as sublingual immunotherapy and new medications have made allergic conditions in pets much more manageable and safer to control. Oral sublingual immunotherapy involves placing small amounts of allergens in the mouth of the pet in order to build up resistance when they encounter this particular substance. New oral and injectable medications now exist for dogs which are extremely safe and effective for both short and long-term use.
If your pet has itching that goes beyond normal scratching, and you notice skin abrasions and hair loss, they may be suffering from allergies. Set an appointment with one of our caring doctors at Walton Way Veterinary Clinic by calling 706-733-2288 and put an end to the discomfort associated with skin conditions in your furry family member.