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Pet Allergies

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Pet's have allergies just like humans. We experience sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. Pets have different symptoms. They commonly show signs through their skin. They experience itching, redness, yeasty odor, and hair loss. You will notice your pet focusing on areas like their paws, face, ears, armpits, and abdomen. There can be a variety of reasons why your pet has allergies. The common types of allergies your pet may be experiencing are: Fleas: Fleas are the most common cause of allergies. Flea control is important for all pets, especially with flea allergy pets. Many pet owners assume their pet may have fleas if they notice them itching a lot. We do recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our veterinarians to make a proper diagnosis. Food: Another common allergy. Beef, chicken, pork, dairy, fish (cats), corn, wheat, and soy are common allergy triggers in food allergy pets. Environmental allergies: Also known as Atopic Dermatitis, is one of the most common causes of chronic itching in pets. It is caused by an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to one or more substances in the environment, such as pollen, molds, grass, or dust mites. Testing for your pet's specific allergies can help tailor a treatment program that can deliver the best results for you and your pet. Since there is no cure for allergies, symptoms can be relieved by treating skin infections, parasites such as fleas, and chronic itching. The goal of allergy therapy is to control the itching and limit infections. This will allow your pet to be as comfortable as possible. There are a variety of medications that can help treat your pet's allergies. Give us a call and schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians to discuss the best treatment for you and your pet.

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