Pets are prone to allergic symptoms caused by a variety of sources. If you have a dog or cat that is suffering from an allergy, contact our veterinarians at West Plains Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. Our vets can help pets in Airway Heights, Spokane, and the surrounding area who are suffering from allergies. We have put together some information on the triggers that cause allergic reactions, signs your pet has an allergy, and what our vets can do to help if your pet has an allergic reaction.
Triggers That Cause Allergies
Allergic reactions in pets can start at any time. They may not be prone to symptoms one day and suddenly have them the next. Some pets are allergic to particular foods. Other pets will have reactions when they come into contact with something that touches their skin, such as chemicals, soaps, or other man-made agents. Pets can also suffer from allergic reactions from environmental sources such as mold spores, trees, or pollen. Parasites can also cause skin reactions in pets.
Signs Your Pet Has An Allergy
The signs of an allergic reaction in pets will vary depending on the trigger causing it to occur. If your pet has a food allergy, it may show signs of stomach distress in the form of vomiting or elimination problems. If your pet has an environmental allergy, it may have symptoms that mimic a common cold such as sneezing, watery eyes, or coughing. A pet with a skin allergy will have a rash, itchiness of the skin, or dryness of the skin. A parasite allergy tends to cause skin problems to occur as well.
What Our Vet Will Do To Help
If you bring your dog or cat to our practice for allergies, your pet will receive a complete evaluation conducted by one of our veterinarians. An evaluation can detect any potential medical issues that your pet is suffering from so that treatment can begin without delay. Our vet will administer tests to help pinpoint what is triggering an allergic reaction to occur in your pet. Once this is determined, you can help your pet stay away from these triggers.
If your pet is constantly suffering from allergies, you may be provided with medication to help soothe its symptoms before and when they flare-up. Your pet may need to see our veterinarian for subsequent sessions to ensure the medication is working properly.
Pet Allergy Relief in Spokane, WA
Contact West Plains Animal Hospital if your pet is showing signs of an allergic reaction. If you live in Airway Heights, Spokane, or the surrounding area, call us today at (509) 624-3474 to speak with one of our veterinarians.