Dog & Cat Allergy Symptoms:
• Itchy, red skin
• Itchy skin
• Ear infections
• Noticeable increase in scratching
• Constant chewing or licking of paws
Common Causes of Pet Allergies:
• Tree Pollen
• Dust Mites
• Cleaning Products
• Household materials and fabrics
Allergens are present everywhere and affect pets much the same way they affect humans. They may suffer from seasonal allergies in the spring and summer or they have an allergy to chemicals or products used in your home.
Pet Allergy & Itch Treatment
Once the allergens have been identified, we develop a program to eliminate the source of the allergen in your pet’s environment.
Other options for itch relief include:
• Antihistamines combined with essential fatty acids
• Anti-itch conditioners
• Topical steroid sprays
• Oral steroids
• Anti-itch prescriptions
• Oral or injectable immunotherapy
• Evaluation by a board certified veterinary dermatologist
If you think your pet is suffering from allergies, whether environmental or diet-related, contact our staff at Charlotte Animal Hospital for questions or to schedule a consultation. Port Charlotte, Florida and the surrounding areas have especially high allergen and pollen counts in the spring and summer so do not hesitate to give us a call!