Signs That Your Pet Has Allergies
Several different allergies can affect your pet. These include food allergies, skin allergies, and environmental allergies that can causes challenges and discomfort for pets. Your pet may have a reaction to flea bites. The saliva in the fleas can trigger intense itching and the skin may become red, inflamed, and scabbed. Food allergies can cause itching around the ears and paws. It may also cause gastrointestinal problems. If you think your dog is suffering from pet allergies and you live in the Downey area, visit our veterinarian at Firestone Animal Hospital.
There are many different possible symptoms that your pet could have as a result of allergies. The worst possible symptom is anaphylactic shock, which causes a rapid drop in blood sugar and then shock. You should pay attention if your pet has any of these symptoms because they could be a sign of an allergy.
- swelling of the various parts of the face
- skin that is red and inflamed
- itchy runny eyes
- chronic ear infections
The best way to avoid an allergic reaction is to avoid the allergen. That may prove more difficult than you think. If you are unable to keep your pet away from the allergen, there are some other possible ways to treat allergic reactions in your pet. You may have to make certain lifestyle changes to help remove the allergen from contact with your pet.
If your pet is having a reaction to fleas, you can remove the fleas from your house. If your dog has a food allergy, you can remove that food from your pet's diet. Our veterinarian, Dr. Rocha, may also prescribe an allergy medication for your pet to help relieve the allergy symptoms.
Allergy Relief at Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, CA
At Firestone Animal Hospital, we know your pets are part of the family and we take care of them as though they were our own. Our goal is to keep your pets healthy, happy, and comfortable. We work hard to minimize the stress your pet may feel during a visit with our veterinarian. Call us today at (562) 928-1341 to schedule an appointment.