Did you know your pet can have allergies? Just like us, our furry companions can suffer from different type of allergies just as we do. Diagnosing pet’s allergies can be incredibly difficult, as they can’t communicate with us. That is why at Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in Crossville, TN, is staffed with a top team of veterinarians. We listen to your voice as a pet owner to speak on behalf of your best friend.
Signs Your Pet May Have Allergies
You may wonder though how can you tell if your pet may have allergies? Symptoms of pet allergies include:
- Itching/ scratching – A result of a skin rash. Constant itching is a high sign of an allergy.
- Inflamed or Infected Skin – This dermatology problem is often the conclusion of the excessive itching and scratching, causing skin irritation. This all could be a sign your pet is allergic to something.
- Extreme Shedding — If you see signs of extreme shedding it’s often related to the itching and scratching which is usually a sign of a skin allergy.
- Paw Licking — A sign in dogs more than cats. It is due to the dog pushing the histamine out through their extremities, which is their paws, ears, anal area.
- Scooting/Licking Anal Region — When dogs' bodies try to push the allergen out of their bodies unlike us where we excrete in the form of itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, for dogs it is through their paws, face, ears, and anal region thus resulting in the scooting and licking of the anal region. It Itches!
- Vomiting Diarrhea — A sign your pet could have a certain food-related allergy.
- Respiratory issues – Found in cats more often respiratory issues such as wheezing, sneezing, difficulty breathing could be signs of allergies and feline asthma.
We Can Care for Your Friend
Concerned your pet may have allergies? Do you live in the Crossville area? Visit us at Best Friends Veterinary Hospital today. Our staff will guide you to the perfect veterinarian for your pet for the best treatment possible. Visit or call today us today at (931) 459-2006, we can schedule a dermatology appointment and inspect your pets skin, rash, or any other form of irritation!