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What To Expect At Your Appointment
If your pet is receiving medications prescribed by their primary care veterinarian, please follow their instructions. To better evaluate ear infections, it may be helpful not to apply medication in the ear canal the morning of your appointment. When the skin is involved, do not bathe your dog the morning of an appointment.
When your pet arrives at our comfortable office, we will do our best to make them feel at home. Please allow at least one hour for your initial appointment. The doctor will review your pet’s history, perform a thorough examination of your pet’s skin and ears, and explain our recommendations for diagnostic tests and treatments. We’ll do our best to answer all of your questions.
Some pets and procedures (like intradermal allergy testing) may require sedation or anesthesia. Most often we will schedule these for another day when your pet has not eaten and we have discussed which medications need to be withdrawn. For intradermal or percutaneous prick allergy testing, these include injectable cortisone (up to 8 weeks), oral predisone (up to 4 weeks), antihistamines (up to 1 week), and topical skin or ear medications that contain cortisone (up to 2 weeks). Atopica® and Apoquel® do not appear to interfere with allergy testing.
Pet Dermatological History Form
Allergy Test Preparation
Allergy testing may require that certain medications are stopped ahead of time. This handout provides detailed guidelines.