Our lab mix was absolutely miserable, scratching and biting himself until he had infected lesions all over his body. He couldn't even go for a walk without stopping every few steps to scratch. Antibiotics and steroids from my local vet didn't do anything for him. I drove about 50 miles to this clinic and he was diagnosed very quickly with severe environmental allergies. He is now on atopica and allergy shots every 3 weeks and is doing great!