Signs Your Pet Has Allergies
Pets have allergies, too. When your pet gets the sniffles, call us at NEK Veterinary Services to find out why. Our full-service animal hospital is the best choice to meet your canine or feline’s health needs.
Allergies in our furry friends come in a variety of ways, just like humans. Sometimes the symptoms overlap when it comes to food allergies, skin allergies, and environmental allergies. It is best to contact a veterinarian when a pet shows early signs of an allergic reaction.
Pet Allergy Symptoms
The symptoms of pet allergies range as well as the cause. Animals can also go into anaphylactic shock. In both cases, seek the help of an animal care clinic or hospital.
The signs of pet allergies include:
- Itchiness of the skin or eyes
- Skin irritation
- Swelling around the face, ears, lips, earflaps, or eyelids
- Inflammation and redness of the skin
- Chronic ear infections
- Constant licking or scratching of irritated areas
Food allergies trigger an immune response. It can affect the skin or cause gastrointestinal issues. It is why allergies are confusing. On top of that, food allergies and food sensitivity act the same, but are different, too.
A veterinarian will guide you through food ingredients and narrow down what could be causing an allergic response in your pet.
Skin allergies are the most common allergic reaction in pets. Also referred to as allergic dermatitis, it affects the skin and causes extreme skin irritation.
Many pets are allergic to fleas because they have a reaction to flea saliva. Skin allergy symptoms also resemble those for food and environmental allergies, such as a rash.
Humans have allergic reactions to random things every day. So do furry friends. Changes in their environment will help resolve the symptoms but follow the advice of your vet.
Call NEK Veterinary Service In Hiawatha, KS Today!
Pet allergies are scary and can lead to a pet emergency. Our vets understand dermatology and allergies. To schedule a dermatology visit or inquire about pet allergies, contact us at NEK Veterinary Service, your Hiawatha veterinarian.