Relieving Allergies in Dogs and Cats in Hancock County
Is your pet driving you a little crazy with their scratching? Are you noticing bald spots in their coat? Allergies in dogs and cats can be a hassle to deal with, especially if they’ve been going on for awhile. At Flag City Mobile Vet, we’re more than happy to offer pet allergy solutions to households throughout Hancock County, because we know how miserable allergies can be, for pets and for their families! Our goal is to help your pet find relief from their allergy symptoms, pinpoint the offending allergen(s), and work with you to find an ongoing treatment plan that keeps the itching and scratching at bay.
Your pet doesn’t have to suffer through their allergies. Contact us at (419) 434-1234 or make an appointment online.
What Causes Allergies in Pets?
What could be behind your pet’s itchy skin and runny eyes? Dogs and cats can experience seasonal or contact allergies just like humans can, and be sensitive to many of the same allergens, such as:
- Grass, ragweed, and cottonwood pollen
- Dust mites
- Pet and human dander
- Flea bites (flea allergy dermatitis)
- Proteins and grains in food
- Mold spores
- Cleaning solutions
- Lawn fertilizers
Signs that May Indicate Allergies in Dogs and Cats
Some of the most common signs of allergies in dogs (and occasionally cats) include:
- Bald spots
- Areas of skin that appear inflamed and pink/red
- Odor coming off the skin or from the ears
- Ear infections
- Missing fur between the toes
- Frequent discharge from the eyes and nose
If your pet has any of these issues, seek treatment as soon as possible. These symptoms can get worse, making your pet’s condition more challenging to treat. Some pets can develop secondary skin infections due to licking and scratching repeatedly at their skin, which can slow their recovery.
What are My Treatment Options?
While allergies in dogs and cats can’t be permanently eliminated, they can be greatly reduced and kept under control. The first step is to examine your pet and find out what is responsible for their condition. We will also need to find a treatment that can soothe your pet’s itching and, if necessary, treat any existing skin infections they have, too. With patience and practice, it might be possible to limit your pet’s exposure to the offending allergen(s) for further management.
Contact Flag City Mobile Vet at (419) 434-1234 if you suspect that your pet has allergies. The sooner we administer treatment, the sooner your pet can heal and get relief.