A proper allergy diagnosis requires a thorough physical examination including a complete clinical history. All other known causes of itching must be ruled out before atopy can be diagnosed. When other triggers of the symptoms can be ruled out, allergy testing should be the next step.
The anamnesis should also include an understanding of the sleeping area (floor covering, pillows, blankets, etc.), the food (food allergy), the presence of other animals (atopy based on animal epithelium) and the vegetation in the patient’s indoor and outdoor environment. The effect of previously prescribed treatments may also generate valuable information.
Artuvetrin® Serum Test
We offer the Artuvetrin Serum Test Screening, Artuvetrin Serum Test Detailed Allergy Panel and Artuvetrin Food Reactivity Panel. The screening test determines if allergen-specific IgE antibodies are present, without specifying the individual outcome for each of the allergens tested. Based on the result, a breakdown of the individual allergens can be requested – Artuvetrin Serum Test Detailed Allergy Panel.
Artuvetrin® Skin Test
The Artuvetrin Skin Test determines to which substances a dog is allergic, by injecting small amounts of different allergens in the pet’s skin. Subsequently, it is possible to evaluate whether or not a local reaction develops at the site of the injection.