Pet Allergy Testing

Learn more about our pet allergy services below.

Pet Allergy Testing in Crawfordsville, IN

Why is allergy testing important?

The professional allergy services at Crawfordsville Family Vet are designed to achieve a quick diagnosis so that the most effective treatment plan can be developed and implemented for optimum results. Our doctors have years of experience in identifying and managing dermatological conditions in companion animals. We use several highly effective diagnostic techniques – including laboratory tests, skin scrapings, cytology, and biopsy – to help us get the answers we need.

Some of the dermatological conditions we can assist with include the following:

  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Hormonal Conditions
  • Diseases of the Paws and Paw Pads
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer

Once we’ve pinpointed precisely what we’re dealing with, we’ll get to work developing a customized treatment plan that is tailor-made for your pet. We may recommend the use of topical creams, oral or injectable medications, therapy, supplements, surgery, or some combination of these. If an allergy is to blame, we’ll make specific recommendations on what changes should be made to your pet’s lifestyle and home environment to reduce and/or eliminate symptoms.

Pets that are experiencing problems with their skin, ears, or feet often exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Rubbing against objects to relieve itch
  • Biting, chewing, or licking at the affected area
  • Bald spots
  • Scabs
  • Unusual lumps or bumps
  • Odor coming from the ears

If you suspect that your pet may be experiencing a problem with their skin, ears, or feet, give us a call right away. Through our professional allergy services, we can help your loved one live a happier, more comfortable life.