Allergy Testing

 Itchy cat with skin allergies | Exclusively Cats Veterinary Hospital, Waterford, MI, USA

Cats with allergic sensitivities may suffer needlessly with excessive itching, skin sores or hair loss or may be given improper treatment if their allergy is not recognized and diagnosed. Our hospital routinely tests cats for sensitivity to a wide array of allergy-causing substances or allergens, including insects, grasses trees and molds. After eliminating various causes of itching, such as parasites, foods, and infectious agents, testing for inhalant allergens through blood testing is the next logical diagnostic tool.

 

What is involved in allergy testing?

 

Allergy testing involves a blood draw, and can be accomplished easily during your appointment.

 

Your cat may need to temporarily suspend certain medications prior to testing.