Skin issues and allergic conditions are one of the more common reasons people bring their companion pets to Dr. Amy Johnson at Adairsville Animal Hospital. There are many reasons that our precious pets may suffer from allergic conditions including flea allergy dermatitis, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, and contact allergens such as dust, pollen, and certain types of grass. Regardless of the underlying cause of itching in your furry family member, our veterinarian has the compassion and experience to help!
To understand what is causing an allergic reaction in our pets, Dr. Amy Johnson performs similar allergy tests to that of humans. At Adairsville Animal Hospital, we test for numerous allergens, and owners are cautioned to keep those items which can cause a reaction away from their pets. Our doctor can also diagnose food allergies by conducting food trials and changing the diet of the affected pet. Finally, administration of flea preventatives as directed helps avoid reactions that can be caused by flea saliva.
Dr. Johnson attends numerous conferences and educational events throughout the country each year to ensure we offer only the safest and most affective products at Adairsville Animal Hospital. We provide a daily oral product for the prevention of itch associated with allergic conditions, which does not have many of the side effects seen with older drugs. Our clinic also offers an injectable monoclonal antibody which lasts from four to eight weeks, which is both efficacious and safe to administer both short and long-term as necessary. Medicated shampoos are also individually selected by our doctor, which can also alleviate allergic skin conditions. Finally, we offer special diet foods at our practice in the event your pet is suffering from a food allergy.
Dr. Amy Johnson has diagnosed and treated pets suffering from allergic conditions in the Rome, Acworth, Cartersville, and Marietta areas of Georgia, and she can help your constant companion as well! If you feel your pet may be itching as a result of an allergic condition, schedule an appointment for an evaluation for your precious pet at Adairsville Animal Hospital.