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Highlands Pet Medical Clinic2018-08-15T19:50:29+00:00

Dr. Mark Venghaus

Dr. Venghaus has been with Highlands since 1996 after obtaining his DVM from Texas A&M. See his full bio here.

Allergic skin disease in dogs and cats

The most common clinical condition—by far—we see at our hospital is skin allergies.  Skin allergies can cause intense itchiness, hair loss, skin rashes, and therefore great discomfort.  Here we will explore the types of allergies, symptoms commonly seen, and available treatment options.
Type of allergies The types of allergies that dogs and cats can experience include: food allergies, flea allergies, and environmental allergies (called atopy) which are comprised of inhaled allergies and contact allergies from pollen on the skin.  In dogs, there is an even distribution of types of allergies, but […]