Pet Allergies

Pet Allergy Treatment

Determining when you need to see a veterinarian for pet allergies is a vital part of keeping cats and dogs healthy. At Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital we offer superior care to any pet suffering. Rest assured that we will get to the bottom of why they don’t feel well. Before you know it, they will be healthy again. Here are some things to look for, that will tell you when veterinary services are needed.

Skin Irritation

Pets often get skin irritation as a result of allergies. Hives and rashes can break out on dogs as easily as on people. If your pet has an allergy to pollen or grass, check their paws and between their toes for any skin that appears irritated. However, the skin on their belly and their ears may also show signs of irritation. Scabs are also an indication that your pet is suffering from skin irritation. An allergic reaction in their ears may be detected if they often shake their heads and don’t like for it to be touched.

There are a few types of allergies in pets that can lead to their skin becoming red and itchy. Be sure to see our veterinarian in order to determine which type of allergy your pet has. Our animal hospital may diagnose them with a flea, atopic, food or contact allergy. Each allergy type has its own triggers that you should be familiar with. While keeping your pets free of fleas is important, so is ensuring they aren’t breathing in harmful air, as this can lead to atopic allergies. It also pays to seek veterinary services if your pet has an allergy to something they regularly come in contact with. While this is uncommon in pets, it is still something to be aware of.

Elk River Veterinary Services Offer Allergy Treatment

If you neglect to see a vet when your pet is suffering from allergies the problem can get worse. Left untreated, pet allergies can cause them to experience hot spots. This is where their skin is so itchy and inflamed that they may bleed. It can also cause your pet to start losing hair. The more they are exposed to whatever they are allergic to the more hair they will end up losing.

Getting Your Pet Treated By Our Veterinarian In Elk River

At the first sign, your pet is suffering from any allergy you’ll want to bring them to the Barrington Oak Veterinary Hospital. Our Elk River team will examine and treat your pet thoroughly. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment for your furry friend.

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