Is your pet constantly scratching, losing hair, sneezing, coughing, or chewing at their skin? These can all be signs of allergies. Different things and/or organisms can cause different types of allergies for your pet. Environmental and food allergies not only affect us as humans, but they definitely affect our pets as well. Here in Florida, allergies can be a year long problem. The constant itching and scratching can be enough to drive you and your pet crazy!
Here at the Day and Evening Pet Hospital, we have a few ways to help combat your pet’s allergies:
- Medicated Shampoos
- Oral Medications
- Prescription Diets
- Allergy Testing/Injections
A good physical exam and allergy testing are required to figure out the exact source of the allergies your pet has. If your pet seems to have allergies, it is very vital to bring him in and get a proper exam. If the allergies persist without any handling, your dog could have more severe health issues later down the road.
If caught quickly enough, the handlings might be as simple as changing the laundry detergent you wash the dog bed in, changing your dog’s or cat’s food to what our Doc recommends or using a different shampoo. It will be helpful for you and your pet in the long-run to find out what is causing any of these symptoms as soon as possible:
- Chewing at their skin
The above are some of the more obvious symptoms which you can spot easily.
We want your pet to have an easy, comfortable, happy and healthy lifestyle. We will do everything we can to make it so.