Fighting allergies with tailored treatment of your dog’s itchy, inflamed skin

Pruritis or itching is the most common skin condition affecting our faithful canine friends. And allergies are the most common source of itchy skin among our dog patients. The top three allergens or “triggers” responsible for distressing and life-altering symptoms are: 

  • Fleas
  • Food ingredients
  • Environmental/household sources; for instance, dust mites

It is essential for Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital & Grooming to identify the allergen accurately. Only then can Dr. Keshava Eega and our team in Riverview move beyond symptom relief to effectively treat the root cause of the itching and inflammation for our patients in Wesley Chapel and greater west-central Florida. Doing so promotes long-term comfort and a lasting, good quality of life. 

We also help our patients to avoid the many complications associated with skin allergies. These complications include secondary infections caused by severe itching and damage to the skin. The itching may be so intense that it affects day-to-day life, from a dog’s interest in food to their ability to sleep comfortably through the night.

Accurate diagnostics and tailored treatment to the rescue!

The reactions that present as red, itchy skin are simply the result of your pup’s immune system overreacting to exposure to a particular trigger or allergen. Over the near term, Dr. Eega can recommend products or prescribe medications to ease the itch and relieve symptoms. But, for long-term management of the condition, we must tailor interventions to address the specific allergen. 

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For instance, if flea allergies are to blame, Dr. Eega may prescribe medicated shampoos or oral flea medications. And, for sustained relief, we must ensure that your pet is getting flea and tick preventatives as advised by our veterinarian. These preventives are a cornerstone of a healthy wellness program. 

Likewise, we can advise on steps to avoid or minimize exposure if environmental allergens such as dust, pollen, or grass are suspected. Lastly, Dr. Eega takes a special, professional interest in nutritional counseling. He can counsel on appropriate formulations to resolve allergic reactions or sensitivities to certain ingredients while supporting the right balance of proteins necessary for your dog’s sustained health and wellness. 

Relief for your best buddy is a phone call away! Contact our Wesley Chapel, FL, area veterinary team in Riverview today. Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital & Grooming can be reached at (813) 670-8881. Our in-house Wellness Plans have made it easier and more affordable than ever to protect and promptly resolve threats to your dog’s optimal health and happiness, including allergens.

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Meet Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital

Dr. Keshava Eega
Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital

Dr. Keshava Eega moved to the United States in 2003 to further his passion for practicing high-quality and modern veterinary medicine in a challenging environment. Having graduated from the College of Veterinary Science in Hyderabad, India, he then completed his Master’s in Animal Science and the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam in 2006. Dr. Eega then completed his clinical rotations at the Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently obtained his license to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Florida. Dr. Eega possesses thirteen years of experience in corporate practice in Orlando as both an Associate Veterinarian and a Lead Doctor. Through the course of his tenure, he has gained vast and widespread experience and exposure in both the practice of high-quality veterinary medicine and soft tissue surgeries. He also possesses professional interests in preventive care, senior pet care, skin cases, nutrition, behavior and wellness exams, particularly for both cats and dogs. Dr. Eega also possesses Fear Free certification which enables him to rid pets, owners and even veterinary health care teams of fear, stress, and anxiety. Hence, in the hands of Dr. Eega, you can be assured that your pet receives modern, customized care in a comfortable environment!

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