Pet Allergies Treatment with Our Veterinarian at Oakland Park Animal Hospital
Do you suspect your pet has an allergy? Is he or she showing an extreme reaction after normal business (and vet) hours? We're open 24/7 and here to help. You can bring your pet(s) by at any time--see the contact information at the bottom of the page. We've provided a quick guide to help you decide if your pet might need to come in to see us.
What Causes Allergies in Pets?
While most pet allergies are rare, there are several things your cat, dog, or other pet may have an allergy to. Flea products, food ingredients, and cleaning products are the most common. Your pet could also be allergic to anything from pollen to common household plastics, although these allergies are not as common.
How Do I know if My Pet has an Allergy?
Your pet may display any one or more of the symptoms listed below. It doesn't necessarily mean they have allergies, but it is a good sign that something is not quite right. In any case, your best course of action is to take your pets to the vet, so you can know for sure.
Animals with allergies may display:
- Itchy, red, moist or scabbed skin
- Increased scratching
- Itchy, runny eyes
- Snoring caused by an inflamed throat
- Paw chewing/swollen paws
- Crust or scabs on the skin
If your pet displays any of these symptoms, let your veterinarian know.
What the Right Vet Can do for Your Pet's Allergy
There are a number of things a good veterinarian can do for your pet's allergies. The treatment often depends on the allergy's cause. It may be something as simple as switching shampoo, flea treatment, or other care product. Your animal may need to be wiped down after spending time outside when the pollen count is high. Or, your cat, dog, or other pet may need a specific medication (such as an antihistamine) to help them make it through tough times.
Your Pet Allergy Vet in Oakland Park
Oakland Park Animal Hospital is here for you and your pet 24 hours a day. In addition to our regular practices, if you're worried your pet has allergies bring them down to Oakland Park Animal Hospital. If you need to schedule an appointment, call us at (954) 731-4228. If you're having an emergency, you can bring your pet to us at 2200 West Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park, FL 33311. In order to help your animal companion, call first if you are able. We serve the entire Fort Lauderdale metro area, and beyond, 24/7, and can help you in any case of emergency!