Pets, like humans, can develop allergies to a range of things. The reaction
may be triggered through touch, consumption, or inhalation, and symptoms
can manifest in numerous ways as the body struggles to rid itself of the
offending substance. In extreme cases, you might need to rush your cat
or dog to the nearest
pet hospital in San Jose to see an emergency vet.
When your pet gets exposed to the wrong food, chemical, or insect, the
reactions can range from itchiness to digestive problems. If your dog
or cat starts scratching itself with an abnormal briskness and frequency,
it could be having an allergic reaction; runny eyes and scabs are also
indicators that your pet has been suffering from an allergic reaction.
While all pets are susceptible to respiratory problems in response to
allergic reactions are particularly common among flat-faced dogs like pugs and bulldogs.
Pets can be allergic to any given number of things, from insects and molds
to pollens, foods, and fragrances. It could be something outside, such
as a type of weed in your backyard or the smoke from passing diesel engines.
The allergen could also be something inside your house, such as dust or
fabric cleaners. A veterinarian can run tests on your pet to determine
what exactly is causing the allergic reaction.
If your pet is having digestive problems, it could be due to a food allergy.
If you find that your pet is allergic to a wheat or poultry product, immediately
stop feeding your pet anything that contains products or byproducts of
the offending food. If the cause is environmental, an extermination or
house cleaning service is likely in order. No matter what, if your pet
displays severe allergy symptoms, getting immediate veterinary care should
be your first priority.
If your pet is displaying allergy symptoms, visit Lincoln Avenue Veterinary
veterinarians provide care for pets from throughout the San Jose area, and our services
include spay and neuter surgeries, flea and tick treatments, and pet allergy
treatments. You can schedule an appointment by calling (888) 897-4353.