If your pet suffers from allergies, then allergen immunotherapy might be right for them. Today our Orange Park veterinary dermatology team discusses the benefits of allergen immunotherapy and when pets are pest served to undergo the treatment.
When is Allergen Immunotherapy Recommended for My Pet?
Once the source of your cat or dog's allergy has been determined, it might be the case that the allergen is completely unavoidable. It is in these cases that allergen immunotherapy is likely to be recommended.
What is Allergen Immunotherapy?
Allergen Immunotherapy is the process of desensitizing your pet to the source of their allergy so that they can better cope with exposure. This is done by gradually introducing them to trace amounts of their allergen over time so they can build up a tolerance and immunity to it. Some common allergies treated with allergen immunotherapy include tree pollen, grass pollen, weed pollen, house dust mites, molds, feathers and human dander.
How do I know if allergen desensitization will help my pet?
If you are curious about the benefits allergen desensitization might have for your pet, you should make an appointment with a veterinary dermatologist who can make an accurate diagnosis of what ails your dog or cat and make a treatment plan to help improve their quality of life.
What are the benefits of desensitization therapy?
Allergy desensitization is a safe and effective treatment for allergic cats and dogs. It is the only treatment proven to help prevent the progression of allergies as pets get older. Allergy immunotherapy also helps decrease the need for long-term medications, and decreases skin and ear infection development, leading to improved long-term patient quality of life.
Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.