Pet Allergies

Dorita’s Place is proud to partner with Pet Medella to provide indepth testing for your pet when they experience a problem.  The test reviews areas including allergies, toxins and environment.  The testing provides a complete and comprehensive report.

Dorita’s Place works with its’ customers to eliminate allergies.

Allergies can be caused by the food your pet eats, treats given to the pet, enviromental allergies, toxins and items your pet comes into contact with such as bedding and toys.

Dorita’s Place recommends that pet owners start with food and treats when attemepting to eliminate pet allergies.

Please note, pet owners need to make sure they are providing quality food and treats as if the owner only provides quality food and is giving the pet a low quality treat it is not benefical to the pet and will not eliminate allergies.

Dorita’s Place provides Quality Food at a low cost to its’ customers as healthy pets are the focus at Dorita’s Place.


There are many types of allergies that can affect your pet. Allergies caused by airborne particles are called atopy. Common sources are pollens, molds, and dust mites. Allergies that result from flea-bites are referred to as flea allergy dermatitis. Certain allergies occur from items your pet ingests, and are typically called food allergies. Contact allergies are caused by something your pet comes in direct contact with, such as carpet fibers, plastics, and other things. Contact allergies are far less common than atopy and flea allergy dermatitis in pets.


Atopy is the most common form of allergy in dogs and cats. Atopy is often seasonal. If a pet is allergic to ragweed, symptoms occur in the fall. Pets who are allergic to spring tree pollen will show signs in April and May. If a pet is allergic to dust mites, the symptoms may be most dramatic in the winter, when more time is spent inside. Signs of atopy include:

  • Chewing at the feet
  • Constant licking of the flank (side) and groin area
  • Rubbing of the face
  • Inflamed ears or recurrent ear infections
  • Recurrent hot spots in dogs and pinpoint facial scabbing in cats
  • Asthma-like wheezing and respiratory problems (more likely in cats)