Pet Have Allergies? Here Are Some Common Symptoms
Pets suffer from most of the same types of allergies as humans, so it is important to recognize symptoms that may indicate your pet is suffering from allergies. The symptoms may vary, depending on the type of allergy; however, if you suspect your pet does have allergies, it’s important to take them to Trinity Pet Hospital in Laguna Hills for a veterinary exam as soon as possible. Here are some of the most common allergy symptoms to be aware of.
Itching is one of the most common signs of skin, food and flea allergies. If you notice your pet is frequently scratching, gnawing, chewing or biting at various parts of their body, particularly the face, abdomen, and ears, they should be examined by their veterinarian. The area of their body that is most frequently scratched can help to indicate the type of allergy. For instance, flea allergies may result in frequent itching of the ears, back, and hindquarters.
When it comes to allergies, sneezing is typically one of the first things many pet owners notice. Sneezing is generally a sign of an inhalant related allergy, such as cleaning products. You may also notice a clear discharge coming from their eyes or nose. Sneezing may also be the result of your pet inhaling a lot of dust, so make sure to keep the areas that your pet frequents free from dust.
Diarrhea may be a symptom of several different illnesses and diseases, but it may also be a symptom of food allergies. If you notice a significant difference in your pet’s stools, you should schedule a veterinary appointment for an exam as soon as possible.
If you notice any changes in your pet’s behavior, especially when there have been changes to their food or environment, it’s important to schedule a veterinarian exam as soon as possible to determine if their symptoms are allergy-related.
To learn more information about pet allergies, contact Trinity Pet Hospital in Laguna Hills by calling us at 949-232-1788!