Allergies are quite common in dogs and cats of all breeds and backgrounds. Most allergies appear after the pet is six months of age with the majority of pets over age two.
Allergy-related conditions can fester and become serious health concerns for your pet if left untreated. Therefore, it is important to be able to identify the first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions. These include:
- Inflamed ears
- Hotspots, especially those that recur
- Scratching, licking, chewing, biting the skin, feet, or ears
- Rubbing the eyes or mouth area
- Head shaking
- Lesions on the skin
- Hair loss
- Red itchy bumps on the skin
- Asthma-like wheezing or respiratory issues
These symptoms can indicate a serious dermatological or allergic reaction to allergens such as fleas, pollen, dust, and various foods. If you notice any of these issues, please make an appointment for your pet to be evaluated. We will take the time to explain your pet’s condition, how to prevent future occurrences, and the proper method of home treatment.