At Dove Mountain Veterinary in Marana, AZ, we encourage all area residents to bring their pets in for routine wellness exams. Our veterinary team can detect underlying issues in your pet and make sure it stays healthy. We are a full-service animal hospital with a wide range of services, including pet surgery, dental, vaccinations, emergency pet care, grooming, boarding, and more.
One of the most common ailments in pets is allergies. Pets can suffer from a wide variety of allergies, which can cause pain and irritation. It’s important to get these allergies treated so your pet can stay healthy.
Signs of Pet Allergies
While your pets can have several different allergies, these are a few of the most common:
- Itchy, red, or watery eyes
- Sneezing and coughing
- Hair loss
- Excessive itching
- Skin irritation
- Excessive licking
Causes of Pet Allergies
There are a few culprits you can expect to find responsible for your pet's allergies, including:
- Pollen from weeds and grass
- Foods like corn, pork, and chicken
- Prescription drugs
- Dust mites and dust
- Flea-control products and fleas
- Cleaning products, like pet shampoo
- Perfumes and fabrics
Managing and Treating Pet Allergies
If you suspect that your pet has allergies, there are a few things you can do, and preventative care is at the top of the list. Making sure to leave shoes outside or using a thick welcome rug on which everyone can wipe their shoes can drastically reduce the pollen that gets into the house. Consider this if your pet has this allergy.
Once you notice discomfort in your pet, you need to address the issue immediately by bringing it to our veterinarian for help. If you let the exposure go on for a long time, your pet's symptoms may get exponentially worse or take longer to clear, even with medication and removal of the allergen trigger.
If our veterinarian is unable to determine the cause of your pet's allergy with a physical examination, we may recommend blood or skin tests, or suggest an elimination diet. Once we determine the allergy, we will provide treatment.
Book an Appointment for Your Pet Today
It is important to get treatment right away if you notice symptoms of allergies in your dog or cat. At Dove Mountain Veterinary in Marana, AZ, our team of experts will diagnose and treat your pet’s allergies. At our animal hospital, we can also educate you on how to avoid allergy triggers to keep your pet healthy. Our team is here to help your pet with any other issues it may have. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment for your pet, call us today.