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Tackling and Solving Problematic Allergy Issues in Your Pet

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Pets can often struggle with allergy and dermatology issues. Allergies in pets can have a variety of causes, but our veterinary team at The Urban Pet most commonly sees the following types of allergies:

  • Seasonal allergies
  • Food allergies
  • Flea allergies
  • Contact allergies

With seasonal allergies, it is common to see the allergy symptoms wax and wane throughout the season. We often don’t see an onset of seasonal allergies until the animal is 18 months or older. Food allergies, however, can be seen in animals of any age.

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Signs and Symptoms of Pet Allergies

Allergy issues can bring on a variety of symptoms to be on the lookout for in your pet. With our canine pets, we tend to see:

  • Ear infections
  • Itching and scratching of the feet
  • Itching and scratching of the face
  • Hair loss throughout the body
  • Persistent body odor

Allergy symptoms manifest in our feline patients a bit differently. We tend to see the following:

  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Ear infections

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, please reach out to us so we can help. We take a broad-based approach in addressing allergy and dermatological issues in pets.

  • First, we start with addressing the symptoms your cat or dog is having.
  • Our next step will likely be serum allergy testing with Spectrum Veterinary.
  • Finally, your veterinarian will provide appropriate allergy treatment to alleviate your pets symptoms. This might include changing food or prescription medication, or immunotherapy.
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Dermatological Issues Beyond Allergies

Our veterinary team is also happy to help you tackle dermatological issues beyond allergies. Pets can also experience similar symptoms that might be caused by bacterial infections or fungal infections.

It isn’t always easy to tell the difference between these ailments, but that’s why our veterinary team is here to examine your pet and get to the bottom of the problem.

Give us a call to connect with our team to learn what we can do for your pet’s allergy and dermatological needs.