Dermatology & Allergy Management

Managing Cat & Dog Allergies and Skin Conditions

Allergies are a very strong focus at our animal hospital. Dr. Leppanen and his expert staff have extensive experience and a record of successes diagnosing and treating pets with skin conditions. We take a unique approach that involves diagnostics and can work with an outside lab to determine exactly what allergens your pet is susceptible to. From there, we’re able to develop a more customized treatment plan, including immunotherapy injections, oral medications, injectable medications, topical solutions, and more options that help reduce your pet’s sensitivity to the allergen over time or resolve any secondary skin infections that may have developed. At Pennsylvania Veterinary Care, we want to help relieve the itch so your pet can be comfortable in their own skin again

Pet Allergy Causes & Symptoms

The substances that cause pet allergies are similar to those that affect us and may include

  • Pollen from trees and flowers
  • Grass
  • Mold and mold spores
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Flea bites
  • Certain materials
  • Cleaning products
  • Food ingredients*

*True food allergies are actually quite rare in cats and dogs. Usually, reactions to food ingredients are a food sensitivity rather than an allergy. Still, we treat food sensitivities with the same seriousness as allergies!

If you would like to have a consultation with a doctor to discuss how allergies are affecting your pet, schedule an appointment through our website or by calling us today!

Pennsylvania Veterinary Care


5438 S Pennsylvania Ave,
Lansing, MI 48911