Solutions for Pets Suffering with Allergies
Google pets and allergies, and you’ll find a great deal of information about humans with pet allergies. But, based on your visit to this page, you undoubtedly know many pets have allergies. In fact, it’s one of the more common reasons why pet owners visit veterinarians.
One in seven dogs suffers from allergic symptoms. Yet pet allergies are not limited to just dogs. Many cats also experience allergies, Pets often have the same allergies humans do: dust mites, storage mites in dry food, weeds, grass, mold, and insect and flea bites. Some dogs and cat are even allergic to the ingredients in their favorite kibble.
Continual scratching, a frequent symptom of allergies, can be upsetting for pets and owners alike. Your pet may also show some of the following allergy symptoms:
- Sores, hair loss, or redness
- Frequent coughing, sneezing and/or wheezing
- Recurring ear infections
- Frequent vomiting or diarrhea
To provide relief to the suffering pet, it’s important to uncover the source of the allergy. At Carlson Animal Hospital, we work to get to the bottom of the problem quickly. Many pet owners have shared their frustration with the "try-this-try-that" trial method. Instead, we employ a full complement of diagnostic tools to identify and treat the allergy specifically. We do our utmost to spend your money wisely, performing diagnostics that reveal comprehensive information. We rely on a careful history, detailed exams, the latest research, and any warranted diagnostic tests. Treatment will vary depending on the cause, but always our goal is to get your pet relief as soon as possible.
Pet WebMD offers this excellent overview of allergies in dogs.
– Joanna Senter