Does your pet have a runny nose or red, watery eyes? It's possible that these symptoms are caused by allergies. Like humans, pets can have strong reactions when they're exposed to allergens. Bring your pet to Oxford Animal Hospital, serving The Villages, FL, for allergy treatment.
Symptoms of Pet Allergies
Pet allergy symptoms appear when a pet is exposed to an allergen. While many allergies are airborne, pets may also react to foods or when something comes into contact with their skin.
Exposure to allergens can trigger a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Constant licking or scratching
- Irritated skin
- Runny eyes or nose
- Facial swelling
- Hair loss
- Ear discharge with a strong odor
While these symptoms might let up within a few days, they can reappear whenever the pet is exposed to the allergen. Symptoms might become worse over time. If allergies aren't treated, it could put your pet's health at risk.
When to See a Veterinarian
If your pet is showing allergy symptoms, bring him to see our vet so that these symptoms can be diagnosed and treated. Some allergy symptoms can also be symptoms of other health issues. Our vet can help you get to the bottom of the problem and find the best way to treat your pet.
You should bring your pet to see our veterinarian if it shows signs of a severe allergic reaction, such as:
- Respiratory issues
- Frequent panting
- Difficulty standing
- Constant shaking
- Signs of shock
- Foaming at the mouth
- Swollen limbs
Reach out to us as soon as possible if your pet is showing any of these symptoms. Even if your pet's symptoms are less serious, schedule an appointment in the near future.
How Are Pet Allergies Treated?
Allergy symptoms can be painful and distressing for pets, which is why it can be important that your pet receives the proper treatment. Thankfully, there are many treatments that can help you manage your pet's allergy symptoms. Our veterinarian may recommend using several approaches to treat these allergies.
Once you know what your pet is allergic to, you can limit its exposure to the allergen. If the allergen isn't something that can be avoided, our vet may suggest allergy shots. Treatments like shampoos and conditioning sprays might also be effective at treating the symptoms of skin allergies.
Get Pet Allergy Treatment from Our Veterinarian, Serving The Villages, FL
Not all pets suffer from allergies, but allergies can be a serious issue. If your pet is showing signs of allergies, it can get the care it needs at Oxford Animal Hospital, serving The Villages, FL. Just give us a call at (352) 461-1346 if you'd like to make an appointment.