Dr Brancato has been treating skin and ear related conditions for his patients for over 30 years. These disorders include allergies, autoimmune, endocrine, infectious and psychogenic conditions.
The most common skin related problems seen at Animal Medical Center of Clearwater include flea related dermatitis, mange, bacterial and fungal infections, and allergies related to food, and or environmental factors like weeds, trees, pollens and molds.
While many skin disorders can result from scratching, allergies are a commonly discussed cause of itching. The three most frequently diagnosed allergies that affect the skin include flea allergy dermatitis, atopic dermatitis and food allergy dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis (also knowns as environmental allergies) may lead to chronic itching in dogs and cats. Atopy results from an inherited predisposition to develop allergic reactions(hypersensitivities) to environmental substances(allergens) that do not induce a problem in non-allergic individuals.
ALLERGY TESTING FOR PETS
At Animal Medical Center of Clearwater we provide complete allergy testing for pets to ensure that we diagnose the cause of you pets allergy conditions. Many options for the treatment of allergic symptoms are available but the most current treatments include antigen/allergen specific immunotherapy , also known as desensitization, topical therapy, anti- inflammatory therapy and anti-itch therapy with medications like apoquel and cytopoint.
SCHEDULE YOUR PET’S ALLERGY EXAMINATION
We invite you to contact us at 727-531-2457 today to schedule an appointment.
Allergies are treatable and your pet should not have to suffer!