Dog and Cat Allergy Treatments in Waynesboro
When your pet has a serious itch, it can be just as frustrating for you as it is for them. At Animal Hospital of Waynesboro, we have helped to treat countless dogs and cats for allergies, infections, and other skin-related problems. We know firsthand how difficult it can be to get these problems under control, but there are solutions! Our animal hospital offers various methods for diagnosing and treating pet allergies and skin disorders.
Keep your pet’s condition under control.
Allergy Symptoms That Can Plague Our Pets
Itching is just one part of what is usually a bigger health problem for pets. Furthermore, it often results in secondary infections, which can make your pet’s itching even worse. Look for these outward symptoms to determine whether your pet needs to see their vet right away:
- Red, raw and inflamed skin
- Dry, scaly patches of skin
- Patches of hair are missing
- Skin is giving off an unpleasant odor
- Coat is greasy and lusterless
- Fur missing between the toes, under the legs, and on the belly
- Red, swollen, painful ears
- A dark brownish buildup in the ears
- Small bumps on the skin
Dog and Cat Allergies and Other Causes of Skin Problems
Allergies are a major cause of skin problems, but they are not the only ones. Fungal infections and autoimmune disorders may also result in itchiness, hair loss, and skin damage. Diagnostics play an important role in helping us accurately identify and treat the conditions that are making life difficult for our patients.
Our Veterinarians Are Well-Equipped to Help Your Pet
Skin disorders, allergies, and bacterial infections of the skin can be very stubborn to treat, especially if they have been progressing for a long time. To combat this stubbornness, our animal hospital offers various means for diagnosing your pet’s condition and treating it effectively. Our team in Waynesboro can do in-hospital testing for infections, and for allergies, we combine in-house testing with specialist referral testing for a complete evaluation.
Our treatment options include:
- Oral medication (Apoquel and Atopica)
- Laser therapy for highly-inflamed skin conditions
- Shampoos and ointments
- Hydrolyzed diets
Everything was very timely, which I know cannot always be guaranteed because of emergencies. We are always happy to wait as Baxter is eager to sniff every blade of grass on your campus! This time, though, every single aspect of our visit was efficient. As always, excellent communication from the doctor and the staff.
My pet's have always been treated with the best care possible. Very much feels like my pets are loved.
Everybody is always so happy and helpful here! Love going here! Glad my boss referred me to come here! I will definitely recommend to anyone that needs a vet!
Animal Hospital of Waynesboro is the absolute best hospital. The vets and staff are amazing. They always give the best care and attention to our dogs. The vet spends quality time discussing my concerns and the best care for the dogs. The staff is outstanding. They are all so kind and take care of our needs and questions promptly. We highly recommend Animal Hospital of Waynesboro and certainly let our friends know the best clinic to go to. - MARTHA
We continue to receive amazing service, especially the customer service in the pandemic. The customer service people are doing a super job, as are the vet techs. Thank you for continuing the quality care during covid. - TERI
This is my far the best animal hospital around every single person in that office is so genuine and care so much. I wouldn’t trust my baby with anyone else!- FAITH
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Animal Hospital of Waynesboro is the best. The doctors and staff are amazing! Everyone is so caring and thorough with my dogs. I highly recommend this clinic. - MARTHA
I love AHW! I have been bringing my fur babies for about 15 years. I love the care you all provide. You guys are amazing!!!!!- KRISTIE
As always, a very caring staff! THANK YOU ALL!! We love you for loving our fur babies. - SYLVIA
We love how wonderful Gracie is treated. Excellent customer service and outstanding care!- MOLLY
Pet boarding staff were excellent.- JOHN
Once again the WONDERFUL STAFF at AHW, have gone above and beyond to help me keep my old girl (17 years old) trucking along. I can’t thank them enough for their compassion and concern. - BLAINE
Staff are extremely friendly and always make me feel valued as a customer. They are always kind to my pets. The doctor took her time and patiently answered all of my questions. I appreciate this vet office so much! - DEBRA
I trust Dr. Lorenze and his team with my precious pets. He's been a part of our family for years and we feel comfortable with our furbabies in his care. Very considerate, professional and knowledgeable.
My cat is very afraid of strangers yet has no problem with vets and techs at Animal Hospital of Waynesboro. I don't know what their secret is but I applaud their care and treatment.
The staff makes the transition well during this time of curbside only service. They have been doing their best during these trying times. Hats off to them for being loving, safe and kind towards our fur pets and us!
What a great team at AHW! Rosie doesn't "quake" when we pull in the parking lot so that tells me SHE also thinks Dr. Weeks at the rest of the team are great, too!- ANONYMOUS
You have been there for me with 4 dogs, 2 deceased, and my present 2 little rascals. Your staff is wonderful. I have the utmost respect for and trust in Dr. Weiss. You have accommodated my special needs/cat allergy as well. Thank you so much.
Tech, Emily, was very thorough in her phone questions. Tech, Kim, assured me that my grumpy cat had behaved herself during her exam! Dr. Reeder provided excellent care to my 19+ yr old "lady"! And CSR, Tammy, checked me out very quickly in the car!
The staff is always courteous, caring and friendly. They helped get us through one of our toughest days, losing 2 pets at once, and always treat us like family.