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Pet Allergies

Just like human beings, pets can also be affected by irritating allergies at any time of the year. Luckily, there are several signs and symptoms you can look for that indicate that your pet needs allergy treatment. At Coral Gables Animal Hospital, serving Coral Gables, FL, our team of experts will diagnose your pet’s allergies and provide you with ways to alleviate your pet’s discomfort.

Pet Allergy Causes

The most common causes of allergies in pets include:

  • Weeds
  • Pollen
  • Grass
  • Mold
  • Flea saliva
  • Certain foods

Types of Allergies in Pets

Pets can battle many different allergic reactions. The most common ones include:

Skin Allergies

Also referred to as dermatitis, skin allergies in pets are common. They are caused by three main factors. These are:

  • Certain foods
  • Environmental allergens
  • Flea allergy dermatitis, or an allergic reaction due to flea bites

When your pet is suffering from skin allergic reactions, warnings signs to look for include parasite bites, licking skin, scratching, and hair loss.

Food Allergies

Some foods can trigger immune responses in pets. You can check for signs, such as facial swellings, itchiness, hives, vomiting, and diarrhea for food allergies.

Acute Allergic Reaction

Vaccine reactions or bee stings can trigger an anaphylactic shock in animals, which is a severe allergic reaction.

Pet Allergy Symptoms 

Although symptoms will differ depending on the type of pet allergy, the most common symptoms include:

  • Swelling on the face
  • Scratching
  • Hives
  • Puffy eyes
  • Excessive licking
  • Face rubbing
  • Hair loss
  • Eye discharge
  • Head shaking or tilting
  • Red, irritated skin

Pet Allergy Treatment

The best way to manage pet allergies is by keeping your pets away from allergen-causing substances. Since this may be somewhat hard to achieve, our veterinarian in Coral Gables, FL will diagnose your pet.

After a diagnosis, the treatment options will be based on the type of allergy. Treatments include:

  • Food allergies: Eliminate the allergen from your pet’s diet.
  • Flea/skin allergies: Rid your pet of fleas. Our vet can give your pet topical or oral medications as well.
  • Environmental allergies: Our vet may recommend oral medications or supplements.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Coral Gables, FL

Allergies can be uncomfortable and irritating for your pet. At Coral Gables Animal Hospital in Coral Gables, FL, our veterinary team will diagnose your pet and provide the proper treatment. Our veterinarian, serving Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Miami Dade County, and South Florida areas, will help your pet live a happy, healthy life. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
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