Humans aren't the only ones that can suffer from debilitating allergies. Cats and dogs can also suffer from seasonal allergies, as well as allergies to exposure to certain substances. For pets, allergies can completely change their moods and be frustrating and painful. That's why it's important to get your companion the proper pet care for pet allergies. At Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, NJ, our veterinarian diagnoses and treats pet allergies. We want your pets to live healthy, happy lives.
Causes of Pet Allergies
It is not always clear what exactly causes pets to develop allergies. However, exposure to certain grooming products, allergies to foods or medications, flea allergies, or seasonal allergies are all common causes of allergic reactions.
Some pets can even develop severe reactions, known as anaphylaxis, to certain insect stings, such as bee stings. If you notice your pet is now developing allergies, it's important to visit our animal hospital and get help right away.
Symptoms of Pet Allergies
There are a variety of symptoms that can all occur from allergies. These include:
- Vomiting after eating a certain food
- Skin irritation
- Increased aggression
- Watery eyes
Treatment for Pet Allergies
At Valley Animal Hospital, our veterinarian will determine the exact cause of your pet’s allergy through a comprehensive background check, physical exam, allergy test, and possibly bloodwork. Many times, avoiding the allergy trigger is the most effective treatment. Our veterinarian might recommend changing your pet's diet, or changing the types of grooming products that you use.
For season allergies, pets can also be prescribed medications such as antihistamines, in addition to medicated shampoos. If a particular cleaning product or cigarette smoke in your home is causing your pet's allergies, lifestyle changes and changes to your environment might be necessary. We will give your pet medication to provide relief if the allergic reaction is severe.
Visit Our Veterinarian in Clifton, NJ for Pet Allergy Treatment
Without knowing the exact cause of pet allergies, your furry companion will continue to suffer without any clear solution in place. It is vital to seek treatment when you notice symptoms of allergies in your pet. At Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, NJ, our vet provides allergy treatment and a variety of other pet care services. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.