Signs Your Pet has Allergies

As with humans, pet allergies are all too common. However, how allergies exhibit themselves is often different in pets than in humans. If you believe your companion is suffering from pet allergies, you should contact a veterinarian. Residents of San Jose and the surrounding areas can contact Silicon Valley Pet for pet allergy relief.

Let’s take a closer look at how allergies can affect pets. Of course, each animal is different, and your companion may exhibit different symptoms and issues than those described below. Either way, veterinary care can help.

Common Signs Your Pet Has an Allergy

With people, allergies frequently result in itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose. Watery eyes are common with pets, and many will also suffer respiratory issues, like sneezing and runny noses. However, allergies in pets often exhibit themselves as skin issues. Even food allergies and the like can result in skin problems. As such, it's important to keep a close eye on your pet and their skin/fur.

A pet suffering from an allergy might scratch at their skin or fur. They may suffer from rashes, hives, and similar conditions. Food allergies could produce skin issues, as well as digestive problems, like diarrhea. Pet allergies can be seasonal or constant.

Ultimately, the specifics of the pet allergy your companion is suffering from will depend largely on the allergen. An allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction. By finding the offending allergen, it’s often possible to prevent allergies by limiting, if not eliminating, exposure to said allergen. This might mean a diet or lifestyle change, among other things.

Besides food and pollen, the chemicals you use to clean around the home may cause an allergic reaction. The shampoo you use to clean your pet, dust mites, mold spores, and many other things can cause a reaction.

Contact Silicon Valley Pet in San Jose, CA

Fortunately, veterinary care can help with allergies. Once the allergy is identified, a treatment plan can be put together to help ensure that your pet enjoys a high quality of life. If you'd like to speak with a veterinarian serving San Jose, contact Silicon Valley Pet right away at (408) 248-3844.


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