Many patients we see present with skin issues which can be related to underlying allergic disease. Often times, our veterinary dermatology clinic sees patients with secondary skin infection due to itching. We have multiple therapy options and testing available to provide comfort and help maintain allergic disease. We see at least five common types of allergies among our furry friends:
- Flea allergy
- Food allergy or hypersensitivity to proteins in a food
- Inhalant allergies (environmental pollens or irritants)
- Contact allergens (grasses, bedding)
- Bacterial hypersensitivities
- Ecto-parasites (Demodex, Sarcoptes)
Our veterinary opthamologist in Rancho Cucamonga often sees many patients with ocular changes that require ocular diagnostics. Some of the most common we may see are Bacterial conjunctivitis, (which may be secondary to bacterial and viral infections, allergies, hereditary conditions or tumors), Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or dry eye), and Glaucoma. We offer a variety of diagnostics and treatments for animal eye care:
- Eye Flourescein stain: Used to determine if any damage has been done to the cornea such as a ulcer or scratch
- Tonometry pen: Checks eye pressure in cases where glaucoma may be suspected.
- Schirmer tear test: Diagnostic done to check for adequate production of tears if Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca is suspected
- PanOptic Ophthalmoscope to visualize ocular health
Patient receiving a corneal stain to detect possible ulcers in the eye.
A patient after receiving a corneal stain exposing an ulcer in the eye. The fluorescent stain remaining on the eye indicates the ulcer.
A patient receiving a tear test to determine if the patient has dry eye
If you are in need of a veterinary opthamologist or dermatology appointment, contact Rancho Regional Veterinary Hospital today.