Signs your Pet has Allergies

Signs your Pet has Allergies

Pets can suffer from a variety of skin ailments, such as irritation caused by a rash, dryness of the skin, or an allergic reaction that causes itchiness or soreness. When your pet begins to show signs of a skin condition, contact Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey to make an appointment with our veterinarian for an assessment. Here are common skin problems to watch for:

Dry Skin

If your pet has dry skin, there may have white flakes of dandruff in its fur. Dry skin can cause irritation, itchiness, and unkempt appearance. Stop bathing your pet for a few weeks so the natural oils in its skin are replenished. It is best to seek treatment from a vet if the condition persists.

Missing Fur

Another sign a pet may have a dermatology problem is missing patches of fur. Itchy skin often causes pets to bite or scratch at their bodies to stop the discomfort. Since missing fur could also be the sign of an anxiety problem, it is best to have your pet evaluated by our vet.

Parasites

If a pet has fleas or ticks on its body, its skin is likely to suffer. Check your pet for signs of parasites and make an appointment with our vet if any are noticed. Fleas or ticks need to be eradicated before skin treatment can be conducted. This is usually done with prescription medication and rigorous maintenance.

Allergies

A pet with an allergy may develop rashes, skin irritation, or itchiness. It is important to determine the trigger causing an allergic reaction, so that it can be avoided in the future. Our veterinarian can run tests to help track down the source of an allergic reaction. We will then treat the skin problem and provide you with tips to keep your pet from suffering from further distress.

Give Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey a call to schedule an appointment for a checkup if your pet is dealing with any type of dermatology issue. Our vet will assess the situation and provide treatment as necessary. Contact our office today at 562-928-1341 for more information.

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Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

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