Animal Allergy

The Allergy Threshold

The immunological mechanisms underlying allergy are complex, but the concept of an individual animal having an allergic threshold above which clinical signs are seen, has been long established.

 

A tailored approach based on known allergens is a key component in the successful management of allergic disease. It aims to bring the animal as far under its threshold as possible, helping to decrease symptoms and, just as importantly, reduce the risk of flare ups.

How does an allergy present?

Across species, allergic disease can manifest itself in a variety of ways and broadly speaking will fall into one or more of the following categories;

 

  • Allergic skin disease – presenting with dermatological symptoms
  • Allergic respiratory disease – presenting with respiratory symptoms
  • Adverse food reaction – presenting with dermatological and/or gastrointestinal symptoms
How does an allergy present?

Across species, allergic disease can manifest itself in a variety of ways and broadly speaking will fall into one or more of the following categories;

 

  • Allergic skin disease – presenting with dermatological symptoms
  • Allergic respiratory disease – presenting with respiratory symptoms
  • Adverse food reaction – presenting with dermatological and/or gastrointestinal symptoms