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Posted on 07-17-2017

Get Pet Allergy Diagnostics and Treatment with Livonia Pet Care

When it comes to allergies, pets and humans have a lot in common. So much so, that the allergy symptoms, diagnostic and treatment processes are nearly identical! Our Livonia pet care experts at Sheehy Animal Hospital see quite a few cases of pets with allergies. Symptoms that range from minimal to moderate will often dissipate on their own. However, if your pet experiences a serious reaction, immediately seek out our animal care professional.

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General Symptoms of Pet Allergies

Pets typically suffer many of the same symptoms that humans do during allergy attacks. Watery, red and itchy eyes accompanied by hot spots or scabbed skin due to excessive itching. Swelling in the glands and facial regions, breathing complications, nausea, diarrhea and sneezing bouts are also common reactions to allergens. However, dogs and cats may also exhibit allergy symptoms including:

  • Scratching or gnawing obsessively near their tail or paws or constant licking of certain areas.
  • Snoring due to throat inflammation.
  • Signs of shock or disorientation.
  • Foaming at the mouth.
  • Signs of skin infections, rashes or hives.

Any symptoms that are life threatening mean you need to get to a Livonia pet care facility right away.

Common Environmental and Man-made Pet Allergy Sources

Most allergens are sourced in the natural world such as tree, grass and weed pollen. Dust and mold and even dander can cause allergic reactions to surface. Fleas, parasites, ticks along with insect animal bites can certainly cause severe pet allergies. However, many other things can trigger symptoms including:

  • Medications
  • Fragrances
  • Food Ingredients
  • Insecticides and Chemicals
  • Medicated Shampoos
  • Flea Control Products
  • Cigarette Smoke

The best course of treatment for allergies typically begins with avoidance, but oral medications and steroidal injections may be necessary to alleviate and prevent symptoms.

Call Today for Livonia Pet Care for Allergies

You will experience premier animal care at our full-service animal hospital in Livonia. Contact us at Sheehy Animal Hospital by calling 248-615-7670 today. New patients receive a free consultation with Dr. Sheehy, so take advantage of this valuable opportunity right away!

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