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Dermatology

A common issue with many pets in southeastern Louisiana is allergies and skin conditions related to allergic reactions. Dr. Sinor has many years of experience diagnosing and treating skin conditions in both dogs and cats. There are many reasons for allergic reactions in our furry family members, including food allergies, flea allergy dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and contact allergens such as grass or pollen.

Treatment of dermatological issues in animals has improved greatly over recent years, and the doctors at River Ridge Veterinary Clinic treat allergy cases in the safest and most effective manner in veterinary medicine. In the past, steroids and antihistamines were the only products available for treatment of skin issues in pets. Fortunately veterinary medicine has advanced significantly over the last several years, and new treatments such as sublingual immunotherapy and new medications have made allergic conditions in pets much more manageable and safer to control. Oral sublingual immunotherapy involves placing small amounts of allergens in the mouth of the pet in order to build up resistance when they encounter this particular substance. New oral allergy medications now exist for dogs which are extremely safe and effective for both short and long-term use. There is also a safe new injectable product for the control of atopy in dogs available at River Ridge.

If your pet has itching that goes beyond normal scratching, and you notice skin abrasions and hair loss, they may be suffering from allergies. Set an appointment with one of our caring doctors at River Ridge Veterinary Clinic and put an end to the discomfort associated with skin conditions in your furry family member.