Allergy Testing in Louisville, KY

Dealing with chronic allergies in your pets can be a challenging experience. At Springhurst Animal Hospital, we understand the impact allergies can have on various pets, including exotic ones. Our specialized services extend beyond routine veterinary care, focusing on precise allergy testing and tailored solutions to address your pet’s unique needs.

Does Your Pet Have Chronic Allergies?

Springhurst Animal Hospital can perform allergy testing on your pet by drawing a blood sample for analysis by the lab. Allergy testing is extremely helpful in determining exactly which allergen or allergens are causing the most discomfort in your pet.

Once these allergens have been determined, the lab can customize an allergy serum for your pet to be used to treat your pet’s allergies.

There are two different types of treatment options:

  • Allergy Injections: Shots administered over a 9-month period in decreasing doses with gradual increases in concentration. This will help build a tolerance to the offending allergens. The initial 9-month period is followed by monthly maintenance shots.
  • Sublingual Allergy Drops: This method requires daily administration of several drops placed below your pet’s tongue. This is a great solution for owners and pets who would prefer a needle-free option.
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Why Choose Springhurst Animal Hospital?

  • Expert Veterinary Care: Our skilled team specializes in addressing a variety of allergy issues in pets, including exotic ones. We bring extensive knowledge and experience to ensure the well-being of all our patients.
  • Compassionate Approach: We understand the challenges of managing chronic allergies in pets. Our team provides compassionate care throughout the testing and treatment process.
  • Transparent Communication: We believe in clear and informative communication. Our veterinarians explain diagnoses, treatment options, and preventative measures in simple, easy-to-understand language.

The Significance of Allergy Testing for Your Pet’s Well-being

  • Early Identification of Allergies: Detect potential allergens affecting your pet’s health at an early stage, allowing for timely intervention.
  • Customized Treatment Plans: Allergy testing enables the creation of personalized treatment plans tailored to your pet’s specific sensitivities, ensuring effective relief.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Addressing allergies enhances your pet’s overall well-being, leading to a happier and more comfortable life.
  • Preventive Measures: Identify allergens before they escalate, allowing for the implementation of preventive measures to minimize future allergic reactions.
  • Targeted Allergy Management: Pinpointing specific allergens allows for targeted management, reducing the need for broad-spectrum treatments and potential side effects.
  • Enhanced Veterinary Care: Providing your veterinarians with detailed allergy information enables them to offer more precise and comprehensive care for your beloved pet.