Get Pet Allergy Testing in San Antonio

Wondering why you are getting the sniffles and sneezes around your pet?
At Juniper Allergy we put a stop to your guessing, whether your furry friend is causing the discomfort or not. Drop all the worries because we can help you with your pet allergies.
Get your test now and breathe easy!

We’re The Experts in Pet Allergy Testing in San Antonio

While there’s a common misconception that pet hair is the main culprit for allergies, it’s actually the proteins from a pet’s shed skin cells that trigger allergic reactions (yes, it sounds gross!). 

The most effective method for testing pet allergies is through skin testing. At Juniper Allergy, we offer comprehensive tests for allergies to various animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, horses, cattle, and more.

How is The Pet Allergy Test Done?

At Juniper Allergy, we conduct all tests very comprehensively to get the most accurate outcomes. Our Pet allergy test in San Antonio includes:

  • An examination
  • Symptom elucidation
  • Review of your medical history
  • Pet allergy testing

Process of Pet Allergy Testing

  • We start with a skin prick test, involving the application of an allergen drop on your skin,
  • Then we precisely prick or scratch with a sterile tool to ensure the allergen penetrates the skin.
  • In some cases, we conduct an intradermal test where we inject the allergen just beneath the skin using a small needle.
Both tests necessitate observation for raised, red, and itchy bumps known as wheals, with the size of the wheal indicating your sensitivity to the specific allergen.

Some individuals are not considered safe for skin testing due to age or skin conditions. In such cases, we proceed with the blood test for pet allergy testing. We draw a blood sample and examine for pet-specific antibodies.

Diagnosed With Pet Allergy?

No need to worry! Our adept allergists have extensive experience in diagnosing pet allergies. We formulate tailored treatment plans to manage symptoms.

If you discover an allergy to animal dander but wish to keep pets at home, our specialists will discuss lifestyle strategies, medications, and immunotherapy options, offering the possibility of maintaining your four-legged family members.

Have Concerns Regarding Pet Allergy Testing in San Antonio?

Reach out to our experienced allergist and Immunologist Amanda Trott-Gregorio at (210) 888-1297. Get clarity on the symptoms, future repercussions, need for testing, and a healthy ‘pet-hooman’ relationship!

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of pet allergy tests do you conduct?

At Juniper Allergy, we conduct various types of pet allergy tests in San Antonio like

  • Skin prick tests,
  • Blood tests (such as RAST or ImmunoCAP), and
  • Patch tests.

We will consider your symptoms, medical history, and the suspected allergen to conduct the test. We also consider your skin conditions before testing to see which test can deliver accurate results.

How do I prepare for pet allergy testing?

Reach out to us with your test requirements and we’ll advise you on everything you need to do on the day of the test. Preparation may vary based on the specific test. But generally, you must avoid antihistamines for a certain period before testing. We will also suggest specific instructions tailored to the test you’re undergoing.

How long does the testing process take?

The duration depends on the type of test.

  • Skin prick tests usually take about 20-30 minutes.
  • Blood tests may take a day or more for results.

When you book your test, our allergists will give you a clear timeline so that you can manage your schedule easily.

What allergies can be tested for regarding pets?

At Juniper Allergy, we take pet allergy testing very seriously. That’s why we conduct all the tests very comprehensively to check proteins found in the

    • Saliva, Urine, and
    • Dander of pets like cats, dogs, and other animals.

Keep your furry friend for life with pet allergy testing in San Antonio and get medications to keep your allergies in control.

What should I do if I test positive for a pet allergy?

If you test positive, our healthcare provider will discuss a personalized management plan. This may include lifestyle changes, medications, or allergen immunotherapy. You can stay with your pet after these changes and still be comfortable!