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Posted on 05-16-2016

Are You Treating Your Dog's Allergies Correctly?

It surprises many dog owners to find out that dogs can get allergies just like people. At Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic, we work hard to educate our patients about the importance of proper allergy care for dogs. Especially at this time of year, treating your dog's allergies can improve his or her quality of life.

Proper Allergy Treatment

  1. Pick the right shampoo. If your dog is suffering from allergies, he or she will spend a lot of time scratching itches on the paws and haunches. You can help relieve this allergic response by choosing the right shampoo for your pet. The best shampoos will contain emollients as well as antiseptics.
  2. Steroid sprays and creams. Your pet's veterinarian can help prescribe the best sprays and creams for your pet. Follow all instructions for application and be careful not to apply steroids every day.
  3. Reduce exposure to the allergen. The best way to treat your pet's allergies is to identify the source of allergy and reduce your pet's exposure to that allergen. If you you're not sure what your pet is allergic to, your Canton veterinarians at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic can make that determination for you. If your pet is allergic to a certain kind of food, controlling your pet's diet will help. If your pet is allergic to a pollen or something else carried on the air, running your home's HVAC system and shutting the windows will help.
  4. Take your pet to the veterinarian. Your pet's veterinarian can prescribe more treatments based on your pet's condition and what are your pet's allergy triggers.

Contact Acres Mill Today

To find out more about caring for your pet, take your pet to Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic. We treat pet allergies on a regular basis and can help improve your pet's quality of life. Call us for an appointment at 770-479-1905.

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