When many of us think of allergies, we, humans, are often the first thing that comes to mind. These allergies may be due to food, mold, mildew, as well as the weather. Although humans are the most common sufferers of allergies, did you know that pets can also develop allergies? They can. In fact, dogs are the most common animals that suffer from allergies.
Determining if your Pet suffers from Allergy
When it comes to determining if your dog or pet has allergies, many individuals do not know how to proceed. For starters, it is important to look for the symptoms. In fact, did you know that some pet allergy symptoms are similar to the ones that humans show?
One of the most commons signs that your pet may have an allergy are:
- Skin Irritation
- Runny Nose
- Coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing
Although it is relatively easy for some pet owners to determine if their pets are suffering from allergies, some are still unsure. If that describes you, you will want to seek medical attention for your dog, cat, or any other pet that may have allergies. A vet can do a number of tests, as well as examine your dog’s skin to determine if they are suffering from allergies.
Before you take your dog to the vet, you are encouraged to write down any questions that you may have or anything that may have caused you concerned.
- Did your dog start itching after getting into some weeds your backyard?
- Did you just change their pet food?
- Did you give them a new pet toy?
- Or even a new pet bed?
If so, your vet should know.
Reasons to seek a Vet
Another one of the many reasons why it is a good idea to take your dog or cat to the vet is because you will likely end up doing so anyway. Many humans are able to stop itching, even when the urge to do so seems uncontrollable. Pets, on the other hand, aren’t always able to do so.
- If you notice that your dog is itching a specific area of their body for more than 2-3 days, a visit to the vet may be in order
- if you notice a skin rash or any broken skin. If left untreated, your pet may develop an infection, which is actually much worse than just having allergies
As for how your dog or cat can be treated if they do have allergies, it is best that you follow the advice of your vet.
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