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Is Your Pet Allergic?

By September 19, 2011 No Comments

If you can name it, your pet can be allergic to it. The most common allergies in dogs and cats include reaction to fleas, various foods, and airborne allergens like pollens, dust, and mold. How do you know if your pet might be suffering from allergies, though? The following is a list of some of the more common animal allergy symptoms.

  • Itching is by far the most common sign of allergies in animals.
  • Over-grooming and/or hair loss are also common.
  • Recurring skin and/or ear infections are also seen frequently.
  • Unlike humans, pets rarely show respiratory signs of an allergic reaction.

If you think your pet might have an allergy, we can help you to come up with a treatment plan to best address the problem. Unfortunately, there is no cure for allergies, and they often require lifelong treatment to manage the symptoms. We may suggest a combination of multiple medications in order to offer your pet some relief. Hypoallergenic food trials or allergy testing may also be suggested. Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!