Veterinary Services | Allergies
Did you know that dogs and cats can suffer from allergies, just like humans? Dogs and cats are susceptible to the same type of allergans that affect a human. Allergy symptoms can look like a simple case of minor itching or flaky skin to the more severe dermatitis type symptoms with weeping sores.
Numerous things can trigger an allergic reaction in dogs and cats, such as pollen, food, house mites, fleas, outdoor lawn treatments and even general household dust.
It's been suggested in numerous studies allergies can occur or the effects can be more serious if the immune system is in poor condition or the animal is run down, as with ourselves a good health orientated and of course balanced diet can go a long way to keeping us healthy and fit.
If you notice a change in your dog or cat or notice any of these symptoms, please contact us and bring your pet in for an exam:
- Itchy, red, moist or scabbed skin
- Itchy ears and ear infections
- Paw chewing/swollen paws
- Constant licking
- Increased scratching
- Itchy, runny eyes
- Itchy back or base of tail