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  • Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Dogs

    La piel de mi perro siempre está muy reactiva y cada verano tiene que medicarse. Le han realizado recientemente unas pruebas y me han dicho que tiene una dermatitis por alergia a la picadura de la pulga. Sin embargo, yo nunca le he visto pulgas a mi perro. ¿Es correcto el diagnóstico?

  • Allergies in Cats

    Una de las enfermedades que afectan a los gatos son las alergias. Una alergia se desarrolla cuando el sistema inmune del gato hiper-reacciona a una sustancia extraña llamada alergeno o antígeno.

  • Allergies in Dogs

    Una alergia es un estado de hipereactividad o hipersensibilidad del sistema inmunitario a una sustancia particular llamada alergeno. La mayoría de alergenos son proteínas.

  • Treatment Instructions for Allergies in Cats

    La información que se describe a continuación es una guía general para el tratamiento de las alergias en gatos. Pero deberá considerar las instrucciones específicas para su gato que le indique su veterinario.

  • Atopic Dermatitis (Atopy) in Dogs

    La alergia es una de las enfermedades más frecuentes en los perros. Las alergias cutáneas se encuentran entre los problemas más habituales, difíciles y frustrantes con los que se enfrenta el veterinario.

  • One of the most common medical conditions affecting cats is allergy. Flea allergy, food allergies, atopy, and contact allergies are examples of allergies in cats, with flea allergy being the most common cause. Flea allergy is a response to proteins or antigens present in the flea's saliva, and just one fleabite may cause such intense itching that the cat may severely scratch or chew itself, leading to the removal of large amounts of hair. Food allergy testing is conducted by feeding an elimination or hypoallergenic diet. If your cat's symptoms improve after the food trial, a presumptive diagnosis of food allergy is made.

  • An allergy is a state of over-reactivity or hypersensitivity of the immune system to a particular substance called an allergen. Most allergens are proteins from plants, insects, animals, or foods. In the dog, the most common symptom associated with allergies is itching of the skin, either localized (in one area) or generalized (all over the body). The symptoms of allergies can be confused with other disorders, or occur concurrently with them. Therefore, do not attempt to diagnose your dog without veterinary professional assistance.

  • Allopurinol is an oral medication typically used to prevent uric acid and calcium oxalate stones in dogs. It is also used off-label to treat leishmaniasis and gout in dogs and other species. Side effects are uncommon but may involve stomach upset. Caution must be taken when allopurinol is used in conjunction with certain other medications. It should not be used in pets with liver or kidney dysfunction or in red-tailed hawks.

  • Alprazolam is a medication given by mouth as a tablet or liquid used off label in cats and dogs to treat anxiety and phobias. Common side effects include sedation, increased appetite, or uncoordinated walking. This medication should not be used in pets with a paradoxical reaction and should be used with caution in debilitated, geriatric, pregnant, lactating pets, or in pets with liver or kidney disease, or glaucoma. If a negative reaction occurs, please call your veterinary office.

  • Aluminum hydroxide is commonly used off label to treat high phosphate levels in pets with kidney disease. It is given by mouth, with meals, in the form of a liquid gel, powder, or a compounded capsule. The most common side effect is constipation, and therefore should be used in caution with pets with a gastrointestinal obstruction or pets prone to constipation. If a negative reaction occurs, please call your veterinary office.