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Signs Your Pet Has Allergies

Signs Your Pet Has Allergies 

Here at TLC for Pets Veterinary Hospital in Reisterstown, we see many cases of pet allergies that stem from a range of causes. While every animal responds differently, looking closely at the symptoms they present can shed light on the likely allergen culprit as well as what kind of care is most likely to offer your pet relief.

What Are The Signs of Pet Allergies?

There are four main types of allergies pets can encounter, and each one has different symptoms.

Flea allergy

This type is actually the most common allergy found in pets. When a flea bites a pet, some of the flea's saliva enters the skin, which causes an allergic reaction. Itching, a rash, inflammation, little bumps, or even hair loss at a specific site on your pet's body are all signs of a flea allergy. If your pet has fleas, take it to our animal hospital for treatment.

Food allergy

If your animal ate food that caused an allergic reaction, it is because your pet’s body has misidentified the food as a threat to the body. Some of the most well-known food allergies in animals are chicken, beef, dairy, and eggs. These food items trigger swelling of the mouth, lips, eyes, and ears, as well as sneezing, diarrhea, vomiting, itchiness, and hives. Veterinary tests is necessary to identify the allergy problem.

Environmental allergy

Pet environmental allergies are very similar to human allergies. Pets can have reactions to pollen, grass, dust mites, and mold. Aside from itchiness, pets may have recurring ear or skin infections, runny eyes, or runny nose. Our Reisterstown veterinarian can recommend several ways to avoid your animal’s environmental allergies.

Contact allergies

This type of pet allergies happens when a pet has come into contact with something that triggers a skin reaction. Contact allergies usually result in itching, bumps on the skin, and swelling that form specifically at the site of contact. Veterinary testing and care can determine the cause of the reaction and help relieve the symptoms.

Contact Us If You Noticed Any of The Symptoms of a Pet Allergy

Do you suspect your pet has allergies? If you live in or near the Reisterstown area, TLC for Pets Veterinary Hospital can find out if it has allergies. Call us at 410-833-1717 or use the online form to request an appointment with our veterinarian.