Allergies can be extremely uncomfortable, even if they are not immediately life threatening, and many people are surprised to realize that pets can have allergies. We find pet allergy conditions to be caused by many things:
This is a common type of allergy in dogs and cats and is often seasonal. Your pet can be allergic to ragweed in the fall and tree pollens in April or May. You might notice your pet chewing his or her feet, constantly licking the side or groin area, rubbing his or her face, getting regular ear infections, wheezing, and/or being prone to recurrent hot spots.
• Contact Dermatitis:
This involves allergies to cleaning solutions, carpeting, or plastics that come into physical contact with the skin and can cause red, itchy bumps, hair loss, and constant scratching.
• Food Allergies:
Like people, pets can be allergic to certain foods and can respond with symptoms like constant scratching, ear problems, and skin infections. Fortunately, allergies can be treated, and we will protect your pet from the constant suffering of chronic allergies.
• Severe Allergic Reactions:
Although less common than chronic allergies, these reactions can be life-threatening and include hives, facial swelling, and anaphylaxis.