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|10-27-2014, 02:43 AM||#1|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Toronto, Canada
Where to get tested for allergies ?
I'm not sure where to get my dog tested for allergies.
I saw few comments pop up where people had testing done with a swab from mouth.
Is it my vet that I should inquire with or are there some online services where you mail in the sample ?
Vets are really expensive, so I can only immagine the quote I'll get
|10-27-2014, 06:52 AM||#2|
Furbutts = LOVE
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Blog Entries: 2
To get a truly accurate test result, you'd want to go to a Vet Dermatologist.
Here are the vet derms in Canada: https://www.acvd.org/tools/locator/l...sp?ctry=Canada
It will not be cheap, but if your dog is really suffering and the allergies are affecting his quality of life, a Vet Derm is worth it.
And btw, allergy testing isn't right for every patient. If you wanted to, you could first try things like Atopica, Apoquel, Temaril-P, OTC's etcetera.
Read more about how to approach allergies here: http://www.yorkietalk.com/forums/die...tart-here.html
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|10-27-2014, 06:52 AM||#3|
T. Bumpkins & Co.
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New England
Ladyjane just posted that one allergy testing kit was on sale at her vet. You could PMand ask her, or I'm sure she will see this.
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Cathy, Teddy, Winston and Baby Clyde...RIP angels Barney and Daisy
|10-27-2014, 07:48 AM||#4|
Donating YT 6000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New York
My vet took a blood sample from Bentley and sent it off to an allergen lab to test what he is allergic to. I am sure there are other ways of finding out but this is what I did.
Hope you get answers for your pup.
Dyan, Mom to Bentley