Spring has sprung and with it comes the itching and scratching…

Spring is the time of year that we see more dogs presenting to the clinic with skin allergies.

Scratching is one of the most obvious signs of allergic skin disease but you might also see the following signs

  • Rolling
  • Rubbing
  • Chewing
  • Foot licking
  • Head shaking
  • Scooting
  • Redness of the skin
  • Unpleasant body odour
  • Hair loss

Allergic itch in dogs can have a number of causes.

These include:

  • Fleas and mites
  • Environmental allergens eg pollens, dust mites and grasses
  • Food allergies
  • Bacterial infections

Here at Casey and Cranbourne Veterinary Hospital, we understand how frustrating it can be when dealing with ongoing allergic skin conditions and we take the time to try to get to the root cause of your dog’s allergic skin disease and to tailor a treatment plan specific to your pet’s needs.

We are excited to also now have in stock a monthly injection for dogs with allergic or atopic dermatitis that may, in the right circumstances, help control skin allergies with a single monthly injection.

So, if your dog has started with the seasonal itching and scratching, book an appointment today to discuss the options available to ease their itching and help them get back to their happy itch free selves again.