Appointments at Southside Animal Hospital in Nashville

5837 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

615 • 333 • 3655


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Dermatology for Pets

Think your pet has allergies or is having an allergic reaction? Itching, scratching, and hot spots are all signs of allergies and skin conditions in pets. Pet allergies are very common and treatable, but if left untreated they can fester and become serious health concerns.

Pets like dogs and cats typically experience three different types of allergies:

What is Pet Allergy Testing for Pets?

In a blood or serum test, a vial of your pet’s blood will be taken and analyzed in our laboratory for which allergens specific to your pet’s environment could be causing the allergic reaction.

In order to test for a food allergy, your pet will have to eat a specialized, prescription diet for 12 weeks. No table food and no treats. After your pet’s symptoms go away, you will begin adding old food back into their diet in order to determine which ones are causing problems. Because the prescription diet includes specific instructions on creating balanced meals, our doctors will create a plan for you to follow to ensure your pet receives important nutrients while remaining on the specialized diet.

Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs & Cats

Common Causes of Pet Allergies

Although some environmental allergens may be specific to certain regions of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Antioch, Nolensville, Williamson County & Davidson County, Tennessee, common pet irritants include

Pet Allergy & Itch Treatment

Once the allergens have been identified we can develop a program to eliminate the source of the allergy in your pet’s environment.

Other options for itch relief include:

We will explain your pet’s condition, how to prevent future allergy occurrences and the proper method of home treatment for pet allergies.

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5837 Nolensville Pike,
Nashville, TN 37211
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5837 Nolensville Pike,
Nashville, TN 37211
615-333-3655
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