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Allergy and Skin Care for Pets in Cooper City
Just like people, pets can also suffer from allergies and allergic reactions. These can be caused from a variety of things including insect bites and food and the allergic reaction can range from minor to major, having affects on your pet's health.
Recognizing Allergic Reactions in Pets and Pet Care in Broward County
How do you know if your pet is having an allergic reaction? Although each pet is different, here are a few of the symptoms that we commonly see when pets suffer from allergies.
- Ear itching and ear infections
- Rubbing face with paws or against the floor and furniture
- Biting or licking its paws or tail furiously
- Itchy/runny eyes
- Paw chewing
- Scratchy/scabby skin
These behaviors indicate your pet may have allergies. Allergies from mold spores and pollen, ingredients in diets or treats, or from flea bites, can be a lifelong burden for your pet and cause severe dermatitis, as well as serious skin and ear infections. With allergy season starting earlier and lasting longer, it can also bring more intense reactions. And indoor allergens can crop up any time of year!
Some signs of serious allergic reactions can include:
- Acute vomiting
- Swollen eyes and face
- Hives on the body
If your pet shows signs of severe swelling or difficulty breathing or swallowing, rush them to the veterinarian for immediate medical attention.
Allergy and Skin Care Treatment Options for Your Pets Can Bring Them Relief
Here at our practice, we can identify if your pet is having allergies or skin troubles during your pet's annual wellness exam, or when you bring your pet in for a sick visit. We partner together with our clients to better understand the circumstances around the allergies and can recommend an effective multi-step program.
Identify allergens with testing and food trials
Help you manage your pet's triggers
Relieve their allergy misery with a combination of medicines, injections, prescription diets, shampoos or topical treatments.
Check out our blog to learn more about allergic reactions in pets or CLICK HERE to make an appointment with Dr. Levin or Dr. Seraydar and the staff at Embassy Lakes Animal Hospital.