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How often do you need to see my pet?
My pet is doing well. Why should I follow up?
What should I expect on my first visit?
What is a veterinary dermatologist?
Are there risks associated with testing my pet for allergies?
During the skin testing your pet will be injected with a small amount of pollen to which they may be sensitive. During this process there is always a risk of an allergic reaction. This is extremely rare, but should it occur we will administer treatment to stop the reaction and prevent complications.
Will I be able to stop all medication if I start allergy serum treatments?
What are allergy shots/allergy serums?
Do I only need to give allergen-specific immunotherapy to my dog seasonally?
How do I know if my pet’s improvement is due to the immunotherapy or to the medication being administered?
How long does it take allergy shots/serum to work?
Will my pet need to be tested for environmental allergies more than one time?
What is considered success with allergen-specific immunotherapy?
I would like to perform skin testing in order to avoid my pet’s allergens rather than to start allergen-specific immunotherapy. Is this a possibility?
I’m nervous about injections. Are there other ways to give allergy serum?
How long does my pet need to be off medication in order to be tested? Which medications can interfere with testing?
There is no withdrawal needed for Atopica, Apoquel, or Cytopoint. These can be continued when skin testing is planned.
If my pet is allergic to a housemate what can I do?
I’ve been feeding my pet a store-bought allergy diet. Why do I need a different one?
I’ve fed my pet a grain-free diet and it did not improve. Why should I do another food trial?
I performed blood/hair/saliva food allergy testing on my pet. I feed it based on these results. Why am I not seeing improvement?
My veterinarian is concerned my pet has an autoimmune disease. What does this mean?
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