Somewhere around 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. Unfortunately, many millions of pets suffer from allergies as well. Besides itching and sneezing, allergies can cause a variety of dermatological issues, including skin rashes and other problems. Fortunately, veterinarians offer a range of solutions to help your pets. If you live in or around Canton, contact our team at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic for pet allergy relief!
If your pet is suffering a severe allergic reaction or is struggling to breathe or suffering other serious issues, contact a veterinarian for emergency pet care right away! Are you unsure if your pet has allergies? We would like to cover some common symptoms that pets exhibit when suffering from allergies.
Like humans, pets suffering from allergies may have itchy, teary eyes. Pets may also sneeze more frequently or suffer coughing fits. A dripping nose and nasal congestion can occur as well. That said, many pets suffering from allergies, including seasonal pollen allergies, will suffer more from dermatological issues rather than respiratory issues. Many pets will experience skin rashes, swelling, and inflammation. Other dermatological issues include hives, red, inflamed ears, and swelling, especially around the lips, eyelids, and face.
Once pollen or another allergen gets in your pet’s fur, it could cause reoccurring irritation, such as a rash. Fortunately, our veterinarians can provide relief, including oral medications. You may also want to adjust your pet’s habits, such as skipping walks when the pollen count is high or installing a HEPA air filter at home. This can help both you and your pet.
Many pets also suffer from food allergies. This can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and various other health issues. Besides pollen, mold, chemicals (including household cleaners), and other various things can be allergens, causing irritation, including skin rashes and respiratory problems. Our veterinarians can help you narrow down the potential allergens, and from there we can prescribe an allergy treatment.
If you notice any of the previously mentioned allergy symptoms, such as a rash, or have other reasons you believe that your pet is suffering from allergies, you should contact a veterinarian to learn more about treatment. Our veterinarians at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic have helped countless pets and their owners cope with allergies. Call us today at (770) 479-1905 to get in touch with one of our vets.