When your pet suffers from allergies, you may not identify the signs until the allergies have caused severe health problems. If you believe that allergies are causing problems with your dog or cat, then bring them to Normandale Veterinary Hospital.
Our medical expert can perform a wide range of test to determine what allergies your pet is suffering from and provide the treatment to alleviate their pain and suffering. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a specialist or have any questions, then feel free to contact us at 952-831-8272.
Identifying Pet Allergies
Allergies affect pets in different ways. Therefore, your dog or cat may be suffering from a specific type of allergy. The leading causes of allergies reactions include:
Fleas are the leading cause and carrier of allergies. Fleas transfer diseases and allergens through the blood, saliva, and feces. Fleas gather on an animal's body, multiply quickly, and spread diseases throughout the pet’s body.
The good news is that flea infestation and the allergies fleas create are easy to treat with the right medication. It is also possible to prevent fleas from invading your pet.
Pets are supposed to eat food that is created for animals. If you give your pet human food, you may discover that the pet reacts to it negatively. In most cases, pets react to table food by throwing it up or suffering from diarrhea.
Some allergic reactions may also include rashes, hives, itching, swelling, or fatigue. Although most allergic reactions are harmless and will pass in time, some spices or herbs will cause severe reactions.
If your dog or cat spends much time outside, they may succumb to environmental conditions. Pollen, flowers, individual plants, bee stings, or other common environmental factors may cause your pet to suffer from an allergic reaction.
Environmental factors inside the home can also cause a reaction. If you use cleaning chemicals, aerosols, or other toxins, they may affect your pet’s skin, or worse, your dog or cat may ingest the chemicals. In many, cases the allergic reaction may be severe.
If you believe that your pet is suffering from a chemical-related allergic reaction, you should probably bring it to our veterinary hospital right away.
If you’ve ever tried to wash your pets with soaps or shampoos that are designed for humans, you may find that they do not respond to it well. Chemical allergies can cause skin rashes, itching, watery eyes, and a range of other skin conditions.
If you are unsure what soap or hygiene product to apply to your pet, then ask your Normandale Veterinary Hospital physician. We may recommend products specifically designed to your breed of dog or cat.
Allergy Treatment is Available
Although your cat or dog is susceptible to a broad spectrum of allergies, most of these conditions are treatable by a Normandale Vet Hospital specialist. By bringing your pet to our clinic, we can ensure that all of their allergies are taken care of, and your pet is restored to good health. It’s best not to ignore your pet when it is suffering. Allergies affect dogs and cats much in the same as it does humans.
If you need emergency care or would like to schedule an appointment for medical treatment, call us at 952-831-8272. You can message us on our contact page.