Pet Skin Allergies
Did you know that there are more than 160 skin conditions cats and dogs can suffer from? These conditions can make life uncomfortable for your pets and you as a pet owner who doesn’t want to see your pet suffer. Fortunately, Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital provides expert veterinarian care to help your pet move past its skin conditions and allergies. Here’s what you need to know.
Pet Skin Allergies are Common
As we’ve already mentioned, there are many different skin conditions cats and dogs may experience. The following skin allergies are some of the most common:
- Flea and mite allergies. Fleas are a constant bane for pets. Pets that are allergic to their secretions, however, suffer even more from their presence. Your preferred course of treatment may involve a combination of allergy medications and flea preventative medications.
- Food allergies. This may take a little trial and error and working with your veterinarian to identify the specific proteins triggering your pet’s allergies. Once you do, however, you can avoid pet foods that contain the offending ingredient to end your pet’s suffering.
- Environmental and/or seasonal allergies. From the cleaning products you use in your home to grass, trees, and flowers that bloom during certain seasons your pet may experience environmental allergies that can trigger skin and respiratory responses.
You should not be alarmed by the allergy symptoms in your pet, though you may wish to verify that the condition is allergies by scheduling a visit with our veterinary clinic. Not only can we confirm that your pet is suffering from allergies, but may be able to help you identify specific culprits so you can help relieve your pet’s suffering by limiting exposure.
When to See Your Vet about Pet Skin Allergies
If you suspect skin allergies in your pet, it is wise to seek veterinary care right away. Symptoms may include facial swelling, sneezing, itchiness, skin rashes, inflamed or reddened skin, diarrhea, and vomiting.
At Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital, we take skin allergies seriously and work with you to identify the causes of your pet’s discomfort, offer relief for your pet’s symptoms, and work with you so that you can reduce your pet’s future suffering by identifying allergens causing your pet’s pain. In addition to prevention and elimination therapies, our vet offers a wide range of medications, shampoos, and shots to help pets who live with allergies. Contact us today to learn more and to begin your pet’s skin allergy treatments right away.