Allergies in Pets

Does it look like your pet has a cold? Watery eyes, a runny nose, and other symptoms could be a sign of allergies. Pets can have severe allergic reactions to allergens, so it can be important to seek swift treatment. Located in Mission, B.C., we at Cedar Grove Animal Hospital can provide your pet with emergency care. 

Allergies in Pets

How a Vet Can Help

Allergies can cause pets intense distress. Without treatment, allergies can worsen and may even cause additional health problems. While they can't be cured, you can learn to manage your pet's symptoms with the help of a veterinarian. 

A vet can diagnose allergies in your pet and provide you with a treatment plan. We may recommend lifestyle changes to reduce your pet's exposure to the allergen. For example, we may suggest that you keep your pet indoors when pollen levels are high or that you start using an air filter inside your home. 

Learning more about your pet's allergies can help you to provide him with better quality care. If your pet is showing signs of allergies, seek treatment if possible. The sooner the allergies are diagnosed, the sooner your pet will get relief. 

The Symptoms of Allergies in Pets 

Pets can suffer from many types of allergies, such as seasonal and food allergies. Although symptoms can vary based on the kind a pet has, these are a few symptoms:

    • Skin irritation
    • Constant scratching or licking 
    • Sneezing
    • Runny nose or eyes
    • Coughing or wheezing
    • Vomiting or diarrhea
    • Swollen paws 
    • Hair loss
    • Lethargy
    • Increased aggression 

While these symptoms are associated with allergies, they could also be a sign of other health issues. That's why it's crucial to have a vet evaluate your pet and learn more about his condition. 

When Do Pets Need Emergency Care?

Many allergy symptoms can be treated at home, but if your pet shows signs of a severe allergic reaction, you might want to see an emergency vet. It might be a good idea to reach out to your veterinarian if you notice symptoms like:

    • Heavy swelling on the face or legs 
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Constant shaking 
    • Extreme lethargy 
    • Refusing food or drink for 24 hours or more
    • Collapsing

If your pet needs emergency pet care, we are here to help.

Get Pet Allergy Treatment from an Emergency Vet in Mission, B.C., at Our Animal Hospital

Allergies are tough on everyone, including pets. If you suspect that your pet has allergies, schedule an appointment at Cedar Grove Animal Hospital. We can provide you with a diagnosis as well as treatment during an emergency. Call us at (604) 820-8552 for help from a veterinarian at our animal hospital.