Vet Blog

Treating Skin Allergies

January 25, 2024

If your pet is always itching, licking their paws, chewing on their coat or scratching their ears, there’s a good chance they have skin allergies. Skin allergies are often caused by flea allergies, food allergies and environmental allergies—to alleviate your pet of this problem, you must first figure out the cause.

Start by looking for fleas. If you suspect a flea infestation, wash all fabrics in your home and vacuum everywhere thoroughly. We also highly encourage all of our clients to administer flea medication to their pets throughout the entire year.

If your pet is already on flea preventative, consider other options. At Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital, our grooming services feature gentle and soothing medicated baths with hypoallergenic shampoos to provide ample relief for your best friend.

We also offer laser therapies (especially helpful for ear issues) and CYTOPOINT, which is an innovative new therapy that can help control itching at its source for 1-2 months with just one injection.

Treatments will vary depending on the cause of the allergies, but we will work with you and your pet to come up with a viable solution. For more information on these therapies, please contact us at (970) 674-5105 or request an appointment online.