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Signs your Pet has Allergies

Signs your Pet has Allergies

Just like humans, pets are susceptible to seasonal allergies. In fact, allergies are common among pets and in most situations, they can be easily treated. The important thing is to catch the allergy and begin treatment as quickly as possible. It may sometimes be difficult to identify the symptoms of allergies in your pet, especially if their allergic reactions are unexpected. Here are some of the most common symptoms of allergies. Keep in mind that if you notice any of the following symptoms, you should contact the animal hospital in Toledo to schedule a dermatology examination.

Excessive Itchiness

It’s usually easy to identify itchiness, because your pet will bite and scratch. However, the worse your pet’s allergy is, the harder it is for them to relieve the itching. Once you notice your pet is scratching excessively, especially if the irritation is isolated to only a couple of areas on their body, you should take them to the animal hospital to be examined and treated for possible allergies.

Skin Infection

Unfortunately, one of the most common types of dermatology issues is a skin infection that can be a result of excessive scratching and biting. As your pet is trying to relieve the itchiness they will bite, chew and scratch at their skin until it causes a rash and openings in the skin, which may lead to an infection. If you notice redness or swelling in an area where your pet is scratching, they should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible to get treatment for the infection.

If your pet has allergies, and they suddenly are having trouble breathing, it is important that you take them to the animal hospital immediately. Respiratory issues are a common, yet fatal symptom of allergies. A respiratory issue can quickly turn into a life-threatening situation, so it you should immediately go to the animal hospital and call your veterinarian while in route.

If you suspect your pet may have allergies, contact Trilby Animal Hospital in Toledo.

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