Signs Your Pet Has Allergies

Signs Your Pet Has Allergies

The symptoms of allergies in dogs and cats can resemble those experienced by humans, including skin irritation or rashes. There are other signs, too. Owners of pets with allergies can take their pets to our veterinarian at Cedar Grove Animal Hospital in Mission and Maple Ridge B.C. to learn more and seek help for their furry family members.

Signs of Pet Allergies

Itchiness or skin irritation do not necessarily mean that your pet is experiencing allergies, though it merits consideration when in conjunction with other symptoms. Some other signs of pet allergies include:

Swelling and Inflammation

Inflammation and severe swelling can also be a sign of an allergic reaction. Dogs, for instance, are commonly allergic to foods in popular dry kibbles, like corn. If your pet continues to exhibit swelling after being put on a restrictive diet, your pet could have a thyroid issue. Make sure that a veterinarian is following and treating your pet.

Sensitivity to Food

Speaking of food allergies, another sign of allergies is loose stool and vomiting. This may be an inability to digest certain ingredients in something your pet is eating, like corn, but dogs and cats are often sensitive to wheat or soy, too. Talk to our vet about a grain-free diet for your pet.

Decreased Appetite

Another sign of an allergy issue is simply a loss of appetite. Your pet could be suffering from gastrointestinal distress brought on by a sensitivity to something in his environment. If you have a cat that is eating less than usual, see our veterinarian to rule out any serious medical problem, like pancreatitis or a bladder blockage.

Rubbing and Wheezing

If your pet is constantly rubbing his face on the floor or if you notice he has a chronic wheeze, he may be suffering from allergies. See our vet right away to alleviate your pet’s discomfort.

Could Your Pet Have Allergies? Talk to Our Veterinarian about Relief and Treatment Today!

Don’t let your pet suffer from allergies that could affect his overall quality of life. Speak with our veterinarian at Cedar Grove Animal Hospital in Mission and Maple Ridge B.C. to learn more.