Allergy Management Tips And Tricks

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Jun 1, 2020

Allergies are triggered by diverse environmental, dietary, and seasonal factors. Although hyposensitization therapy is often the best option to clear up an allergy, there are many ways to reduce symptoms and increase treatment effectiveness. It should be noted that, although these tips and tricks will decrease allergy symptoms, they alone cannot be the only treatment option. Best results are observed when these tips and tricks are used concurrently with hyposensitization therapy.

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Topics: Veterinarians

Managing Allergies In The Wake of COVID-19

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on May 5, 2020

COVID-19: The Impact

Health officials across the U.S. and all over the world are working hard to combat COVID-19. For veterinarians, this work includes providing care for pets: horses, livestock, laboratory animals, aquatic, exotic, and wild animals – all work that is essential and helps protect both animal and human health. Practices have had to put plans in place to protect their team, minimize exposure for staff and pet parents. They have had to scrounge to find personal protective equipment that even human medical professionals have struggled to find. But recent clinic data has shown some positive indications that leave some cautiously optimistic about the state of the industry.

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Topics: Allergy Testing, Allergy Treatment, Veterinarians, serum allergy testing

Diet's Role in An Effective Allergy Management Strategy

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Feb 25, 2020

Once allergy testing has been completed, a diet trial and hyposensitization are 2 other important elements of a proper allergy workup. This article will dig deeper into diet's role as part of an effective allergy management strategy.

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Topics: Veterinarians, serum allergy testing, Pet Diet

Welcome 2020...

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Jan 6, 2020


Spectrum Veterinary – A Year in Review

Spectrum Veterinary’s vision for 2019 included expanding our sales leadership team across the United States, launching a new Group Purchasing Organization partnership and closing out the year with the acquisition of another allergy diagnostic laboratory. It was an exciting year for us and we are excited to announce that we accomplished all our 2019 company objectives. 

We also tested 31,086 patients in 67 different countries in 2019. That is all made possible because of clinics like you who are committed to treating the source of allergy not just the symptoms. Kudos to you!

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Topics: Allergy Testing, Allergy Treatment, Pet Care, Veterinarians

Hair/Saliva Testing as compared to Intradermal and Serum-based Assays

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Sep 25, 2019

When it comes to diagnosing allergies, pet parents (and subsequently veterinarians) are faced with an increasing number of options. Intradermal testing, serum based assays, hair and saliva assay offerings can make it confusing for everyone to figure out which option is right for the patient's unique scenario.  The popularity of hair and saliva assays has also been increased through websites like Groupon and Amazon by advertising directly to pet parents. 

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Topics: Allergy Testing, Veterinarians, intradermal, serum allergy testing, hair/saliva testing

What Makes Our Partnership So Great? We Need Your Input

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Aug 2, 2019

The veterinary space is growing – and so are we. It’s one of the many reasons we’re constantly seeking to streamline the immunotherapy process. From our staff trainings to our comprehensive treatment diaries, we’re there to support you and your patient mile-by-mile on the road to recovery. Whether your practice has been ordering refills for years or just submitted its first sample, your partnership means everything to us. So it almost goes without saying: We value your opinion.

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Topics: Veterinarians

Dr. Richard Ford Breaks Down The Practical Applications Of Antibody Testing

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Jul 25, 2019

"In companion animal practice, testing serum/blood for the presence of antibody (serology) to vaccine-preventable diseases (see TABLE 1) continues to gain acceptance as a means of assessing the immune status of individual patients."

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Topics: Veterinarians

Referring Allergy Patients Out? Your Clinic Is Foregoing These 3 Critical Opportunities

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Jul 10, 2019

Yes – in theory, sending your skin-afflicted patients to a dermatologist makes sense. After all, they’re the experts, right? Without the tools to diagnose and address your patients’ allergies, skin doctors are an understandable go-to.

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Topics: Veterinarians

Balancing The Recent FDA Warnings And Food Sensitivities

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Jul 9, 2019

The FDA is currently investigating a possible connection between grain-free diets and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Here’s a recap of their update:

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Topics: Pet Care, Veterinarians

Is Pollen Season Growing Longer? A New Study Investigates

Posted by Joelle Smith on Jun 4, 2019

Does pollen season bring in more and more allergy patients each year? Based on a new study from The Lancet Public Health, this could be true.

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Topics: Allergy Testing, Veterinarians

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