Veterinarian - Melbourne
1029 Sarno Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 254-1754

Tails from the Vet

Spring is here and summer is approaching. Do you know what that means? April showers bring May flowers and much more. It’s allergy and flea season. Just like people, our pets have allergic symptoms such as itching. Pet allergies like flea allergy dermatitis, atopy, environmental allergies, contact dermatitis, and food allergies have been occurring more frequently. Flea allergy dermatitis is caused by flea saliva and can be prevented by treating your pet with a monthly flea protection. Your veterinarian can provide you with medication or natural remedies. Some natural remedies include soap-less shampoos and Omega 3 fatty acids. Elimination of allergies is a challenge, but not impossible. Pets with suspected food allergies go through an elimination diet to pinpoint the source of the allergy. If your pet is showing symptoms of allergies, call your veterinarian and schedule an appointment today.

Please call your veterinarian for further information and guidance.

Michael J. Ponte, DVM
1029 Sarno Rd.
Melbourne, Fl. 32935

For general questions regarding your pet, you may contact Dr. Ponte at 321-254-1754.