Pets can experience allergies and show symptoms in various ways, making it challenging to identify if your pet is allergic to something and what it is they are allergic to. In addition, you may not even realize that your pet has allergies. To correctly identify what your pet's condition is and what they may be allergic to, schedule a pet wellness exam with a veterinarian at our animal hospital to learn more. At Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, a veterinarian on our veterinary team can conduct a pet wellness pet exam, run pet diagnostics, and identify pet allergies.
Types of Pet Allergies
Allergies are a reaction to foreign substances affecting the body's immune system, which pets can also suffer from. Several types of pet allergies can affect your pet's health and wellness. Common pet allergies include skin, food, insect bites, and environmental allergies.
Acute Pet Allergies and Allergic Reactions
The most alarming of all pet allergies is when your pet has an acute allergic reaction. Like, people, pets can go into anaphylactic shock, a severe reaction to an allergen. These reactions can be fatal if not treated promptly. So keep a close eye on your pet. Call a veterinarian for an emergency pet exam if they display any symptoms associated with anaphylactic shocks, such as seizures and trouble breathing. Seek assistance from an emergency animal hospital if you suspect your pet has an acute allergic reaction so your pet can get pet diagnostics and treatment.
Symptoms of Pet Allergies
Pet allergy symptoms vary from pet to pet, based on age, breed, and cause of the allergy. Aside from the anaphylactic shock described above, general symptoms associated with an allergic reaction in your dog or cat may include itchiness, hives, swelling (face, ears, eyelids, earflaps, or lips), inflamed skin, and sneezing. Other allergies in pets may include diarrhea, vomiting, chronic ear infections, runny eyes, and constant licking. If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, see a veterinarian at our animal hospital and have pet diagnostics run to determine the cause of the allergies.
Get a Pet Wellness Pet Exam from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team
If you are worried about your pet suffering from allergies, schedule a pet wellness exam with your veterinarian to discuss your concerns and to run a pet diagnostics test. At the Westside Animal Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, our veterinary team is here to help your pets stay happy and healthy and can help with your pet's allergies. Call our office at (513) 574-5000 to schedule an appointment with a vet on our team to get a pet wellness pet exam.