Is Your Pet Suffering from Seasonal Allergies?
Seasonal allergies are nothing to sneeze at when it comes to your pets. If left untreated, pet allergies will make your canine and feline companions miserable. At Trilby Animal Hospital in Toledo, our experienced and caring veterinarian and hospital staff are readily available to diagnose, treat, and tend to your pet's allergy needs.
The Signs and Symptoms of Pet Allergies
Just like humans show specific signs when experiencing allergies, the same holds true for pets. From coughing and sneezing to excessive scratching, each is an alert that your pet's system is out of sync. When any of the following symptoms are exhibited, it is time for your pet to be examined by a veterinarian.
- Sneezing is one of the most common signs your pet will display especially during allergy season when the atmosphere is full of allergens
- Inflamed sinuses can result in frequent single sneezes or multiple sneezes one after the other
- Excessive itching and scratching are telltale symptoms that your pet is feeling discomfort.
- Continual licking and/or chewing of their paws or other areas
- Irritated skin, hot spots, hives, hair loss, and skin rashes
- Red, watery, and irritated eyes
- Runny nose
- Itchy and infected ears
- Head shaking
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
Several factors can cause allergies in pets such as household items, food sensitivity, and substances in the environment. The following is a sampling of the types of allergens that can negatively affect your pet's health.
- Pollen from grass, weeds, flowers, and trees
- Dust and dust mites
- Pet dander
- Flea and tick control products
- Specialized pet shampoo
- Ingredients in pet food such as wheat, dairy, and corn
- Prescription medication
- Household cleaning products
- Fabrics your pet may encounter
Get Allergy Relief Today!
When your pet exhibits signs and symptoms of allergies, call Trilby Animal Hospital in Toledo at 419-474-5403 where we're open Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to provide your pet with thorough and comprehensive service from nose to tail. Allergies are no fun for our furry friends, call us today and let us help.