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Common Labrador Allergies

Common Labrador Allergies Treated by a Vancouver and Richmond, BC Veterinarian

Labrador Allergies

Pet allergies are a common problem that can cause more than just sneezing. If you have a Labrador, your dog is prone to allergies including dog skin allergies. At the Animal Dermatology Specialists of Vancouver, our pet dermatology expert is able to diagnose and treat Fido's pet allergies.

How Allergies Develop

Your dog may be born with allergies. It's also possible your pooch will develop allergies with age. Allergies occur because your pet's body will overreact to certain triggers. When the immune system reacts, it produces immunoglobulin E, also known as IgE. Immunoglobulin is a protein that'll stimulate the release of histamines that cause itchiness, hives, and other symptoms. Although any type of dog breed may develop allergies, Labradors are prone to dog skin allergies because their bodies produce more IgE than other breeds.

Common Allergies

Your pet may have a serious skin reaction to fleas. Your pet could be highly sensitive to flea saliva. It's also possible your pet is allergic to a flea medication. Any kind of chemical that comes in contact with your pet's skin could trigger a reaction. Inhaling allergens in the air can cause your pet to break out in a rash. For instance, your pet might have a reaction to mold, grass pollen, dust mites, weed pollen or tree pollen. Your pet could be allergic to something he or she is ingested. It could be to human food or even pet food. Some of the more common food allergies your Labrador may have include soy, fish, chicken, beef or corn.

How Our Vet Treats Skin Allergies

If you're unsure what's triggering the allergic reaction in your pup, our pet dermatology expert may conduct an allergy test to determine the cause. Our veterinarian may prescribe a topical medication to relieve some of the discomforts. Our veterinarian may also prescribe an oral medication to block histamine. Our vet will also recommend changes you can make at home to reduce your lab's symptoms.

Visit Our Animal Dermatologist Specialists for Pet Allergy Treatment for Your Labrador

Contact Animal Dermatology Specialists of Vancouver, serving Vancouver, Richmond and the surrounding areas, for an appointment to help your lab's pet allergies. Contact our Vancouver office at 604-558-3376 or our Richmond office at 604-270-6163.Coming Soon!

Vancouver:

1316 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A3 Canada
(604) 558-3376

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Richmond:

140 - 8040 Garden City Rd.
Richmond, BC V6Y 2N9 Canada
(604) 270-6163

Vancouver Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Richmond Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed

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  • "I have been so grateful for Dr. Charach’s dermatology expertise in treating my shar pei’s seasonal allergies, skin infections and food allergies. He takes the time to go over the history every visit to ensure that we are not confusing the symptoms with other possible diagnosis. He is also very up to date on all the current immunotherapy and pharmaceutical options. I always leave his office with a plan and feel that my dog has been well cared for. Over the past 5 years I have seen significant improvement in my dog’s quality of life and thanks to Dr. Charach. I recommend Dr. Charach to any animal with skin issues."
    Dr. C. MacCallum