ALLERGY CONSULTATION

Animals Can Have Allergies Too
Just like humans, dogs and cats can have allergies. In fact, more than 30% of all skin irritations in our pets can be attributed to pet allergies. These allergies can come from foods, inhaled allergens like weed, tree, and grass pollens, fungi, even insects and storage mites.

Cimarron Animal Hospital will perform a comprehensive examination of your animal to determine whether testing for pet allergies is warranted. If it is, a small sample of blood may be drawn and submitted for diagnostic evaluation. Spectrum Labs will test your pet's blood for sensitivity to a variety of allergens, including inhalants and foods. 

Unfortunately, there is no known "cure" for pet allergies, aside from avoiding all the things your pet reacts to, which we know is unlikely to happen. Suppression therapy methods such as steroids or antihistamines are quite expensive, have a mediocre efficacy rate, and can potentially cause negative side effects. Cimarron Animal Hospital uses hyposensitization, or allergy injections, to effectively manage your pet's allergies. Other than carefully avoiding all of the possible allergens, our veterinarians have found that hyposensitization is the best and safest option for your pet's long-term relief. Contact us to schedule your pet's allergy consultation.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE AND PROCEDURES

FAQs

  • We are scheduling appointments for curbside or drop-off patients only.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new patients at this time.
  • You can refill prescriptions in our online store.
  • We can take all payments via the phone using a debit or credit card to minimize everyone’s exposure during this critical time.

Our updated hours are:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8AM-5:30PM
Thursday 8AM-Noon
Saturday - CLOSED starting March 28

Please call our office or email us at [email protected] with questions about your pets.

If you need to bring your pet in for emergency care:

  • Please call when you get to our clinic so we can help determine the best way to help you and your pets.  We ask that you remain in your car and we will come to you.
  • We are escorting pets from your car into our hospital for exams, treatments, and drop off appointments to minimize everyone’s human exposure.
  • We ask that all dogs be on a leash and all cats and exotic pets be in a proper pet carrier or pet taxi.
  • In instances where owners must be present, we ask that only one family member be present and that you wait in your car until we call to let you know your exam room is ready for you.

Thank you for your understanding and just know we are trying our best to help everyone get through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the AVMA and KVMA guidelines during this difficult time.

We are here for you and your family, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

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