Pet Allergies

ALLERGY SYMpTOMS

ITCHINESS

HIVES &/OR FACE SWELLING

CONSTANT LICKING

RED INFLAMMED SKIN

DIARRHEA &/OR VOMITING

ITCHY &/OR INFECTED EARS

SNEEZING

ITCHY &/OR DISCHARGE IN EYES

ALLERGY Test Options

Spit Testing

Can be performed at home

    • Not a typical allergy test
    • Uses the proteins from the dog/cat spit to help you learn the sensitivities and intolerances
    • Tests for antibodies can also show immune responses that are classified as true allergies
    • Recognized by many as the most accurate method to measure your pet’s sensitivities
    • Will provide you with a list of the allergens that are potentially making your pet unhappy or triggering reactions
    • Will show you what food they may not be able to tolerate
    • Must stop giving antihistamines and steroids for at least 7 days before collecting the saliva
    • If you have received your Spit Testing Results already, purchase a Food Recommendation Report to see which foods are safe for your dog to eat HERE

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Hair Testing

Can be performed at home

    • Also called Bio-Resonance Testing
    • Will identify non-life-threatening imbalances in the body that may be causing symptoms such as upset stomach, constant scratching, hair loss, hot spots, paw biting​
    • Tests for intolerances or temporary imbalances. Does not test for true allergic reactions
    • Your pet can continue with any medication or supplement they are taking on a routine basis
    • Food & Treat Intolerance Test (255 pet food ingredients tested for intolerances)
    • Environmental Intolerance Test
    • Nutrition Test (will determine whether your pet’s body is absorbing the necessary nutrients properly from the current nutrition plan)
    • Metal & Mineral Test (will indicate which toxins are creating an imbalance in your pet’s body and prohibiting their body’s ability to process and eliminate these items properly)

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Blood Testing

Only performed by a Veterinarian

    • The laboratory tests the blood, looking for allergen-specific antibodies (IgE) against a number of allergens

    • Measuring an immune system response

    • Can easily be collected during a routine wellness visit

    • Does not require pets to go off of their medication prior to testing

    • Does have a tendency to have false positives – may require Intradermal Testing to be done also

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Intradermal Testing

Only performed by Veterinary Dermatologists

 

    • Typically considered to be the most accurate method

    • Measuring an immune system response

    • Performed by injecting small quantities of allergens into the dog/cat skin

    • Pet must be unconscious during the test

    • Hair must be shaved

    • By examining the visible skin reactions at each injection site, a dermatologist can determine which allergens exist

    • May need to stop medications for up to 2 weeks before testing is scheduled

    • Females should not be tested if pregnant or in heat

    • Pets should be tested at the end of their allergy season (typically in the fall)

    • No baths should be given in the five days before testing

    • Pets must be fasted the morning of the procedure (to allow for safe sedation)

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