Pet Allergies FAQs

Here at North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton, WI, our goal is happy and healthy pets. Unfortunately, one of the things that commonly causes pets to experience discomfort and can even impact their health is an allergy left untreated. The good news is that we are here to help your pet get the support he needs. Continue reading to learn more.

Pet Allergies FAQs

What Is a Pet Allergy?

A pet allergy happens when a pet's immune system has an abnormal reaction to a specific substance that is known as an allergen. This can happen when a pet comes into contact with the allergen in his external environment or it may happen when a pet consumes a certain food product that contains that allergen.

How Do I Know My Pet Has an Allergy?

Common symptoms of a pet allergy include:

•             Lots of scratching or itching, especially at one location where the pet came in contact with the allergen.

•             Inflamed and very red skin.

•             Consistent or constant sneezing and coughing.

•             Excessively watery eyes.

•             Gastrointestinal issues, such as vomiting or diarrhea.

How Will a Veterinarian Near You Diagnose a Pet Allergy?

Because pets can't talk to us and tell us that they are experiencing something discomforting, it is up to us, the people that love them, to watch their behavior and determine when they might need help. If you are noticing your pet experiencing one or more of the above allergy symptoms, then a good thing to do is to take your pet to a veterinarian near you where he can be properly diagnosed and prescribed a treatment regimen.

How Can I Cure Pet Allergies?

There are no complete cures to pet allergies but a veterinarian can help provide treatment options to prevent future allergy suffering. Some options we may recommend for your pet include:

•             Limiting exposure to allergens

•             Medications to reduce allergy symptoms

Get Veterinary Care from a Veterinarian Near You for a Pet Allergy

Are you concerned about an allergic pet? Give our friendly Appleton, WI, veterinary office a call today and let's get your pet in for some allergy testing. Call us at (920) 739-7816 for veterinary care from a veterinarian near you for a pet allergy.

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