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Signs your Pet has Allergies

Does Your Pet Have Allergies?

Allergies can be very uncomfortable, especially for our pets. Pets are part of the family, and no one wants their animal to suffer. Unfortunately, since our pets can’t tell us when something is wrong, allergies can be difficult to detect. 

That’s why it’s up to pet owners to spot signs of allergies. Luckily, the veterinary professionals at Oakland Park Animal Hospital in Oakland Park, FL can help put your furry friend at ease.

Signs of Pet Allergies

Allergies can be triggered by skin disturbances, food, or even your pet’s surroundings. They can range from mild to severe. Most allergies result in a physical reaction, but it may be tough to identify the cause. Just like in humans, environmental and seasonal allergies can cause pain and irritation.

There are five common allergy symptoms. If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to get help right away.

Inflamed Skin

Skin allergies are the most common allergies in pets. Environmental factors are the leading culprit. Dust, pollen, and mold can make your pet’s skin red and inflamed. Dogs and cats can also be allergic to fleabites.

Scratching, Biting and Licking

The discomfort from allergies leads to itching, which makes the skin worse and sometimes scabbed. Compulsive licking of the paws or anus are your pet’s attempt to alleviate the pain. Itchy ears or paws could be a food sensitivity.

Shedding

Excessive shedding is a common sign of pollen allergies. Non-stop gnawing and scratching make this more painful. If your pet is losing hair, take them to our veterinary clinic right away.

Trouble Breathing

Although it’s not incredibly common, this symptom is the most serious. Coughing, wheezing, and sneezing can produce widespread problems if not treated. If these symptoms worsen, they could be fatal for your pet.

Our Veterinarians Can Help

The signs of pet allergies are easy to spot, but often difficult to diagnose. If left untreated, these symptoms can lead to secondary infections or other health issues.

Pet allergies are one of the most common problems in pets. Our team of experts can help you diagnose your animal and form a treatment plan. Call Oakland Park Animal Hospital in Oakland Park, FL today to get your furry family member the relief they need.


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