A knowledgeable Gilbert animal clinic can help you get to the bottom of your pet’s allergies. Just like us humans, pets can be susceptible to a long list of environmental and chemical allergens. What many people don’t realize is how to spot the allergies nor how to ease any discomfort their pet may be feeling. That’s where our team at Anasazi Animal Clinic can help.
A lot of pet allergens are common and found in most households. While most are harmless to our furry friends, there are some allergens that can cause serious problems. If you see any of the following symptoms in your pet, contact your Gilbert animal clinic or veterinarian as soon as possible:
- Itchy, red, moist or scabbed skin
- Frequent scratching
- Runny, itchy eyes
- Itchy back or base of tail
- Itchy or infected ears
- Head shaking
- Paw chewing
- Constant licking
- Some pets can get a secondary skin infection with scabbing
Pets can be affected if allergens touch their skin, are inhaled or ingested. The environment your pet lives and plays in will help us determine what the allergen or allergens might be. No matter what state you live in, there are year-round culprits such as grass varieties, weeds, flowers, shrubs, etc., that can cause a reaction in our pets. If your pet is outdoors for a large amount of time each day, a process of elimination might be needed to determine the right allergen.
It’s very difficult to diagnose specific allergies in pets without doing an actual allergy test where a blood sample is sent out or going to a Dermatologist and doing a skin test. Without testing, we may never know for sure what is causing the reaction. There are medications we use in order to try and sooth any inflammation and itchiness as well as eliminate or reduce other symptoms.
If your pet has some of the symptoms listed above, and you’re looking for a Gilbert animal clinic, give us a call. At Anasazi Animal Clinic, we treat your pets as if they are our own and do all we can to help your furry friends keep their pesky allergies under control.