Pet Allergies

Allergies can make pets miserable. Some types of pet allergies cause itching and other skin symptoms, while others lead to respiratory issues. Regardless of the symptoms your pet is experiencing, it’s important to seek pet allergy treatment. At Cheyenne Veterinary Wellness and Surgical Center, we offer pet dermatology services and other allergy treatment options for pets. Call us at 412-884-3162 to set up an appointment with our veterinarian in Pittsburgh, PA.

Pet Allergies

What Causes Pet Allergies?

Allergic reactions occur when your pet’s immune system perceives a certain substance as harmful. This could be a specific ingredient in your pet’s food, such as corn or wheat. Allergens may also include dust mites, mold, and pollen. Some pets are allergic to the saliva that fleas secrete when they bite. Other potential allergens include certain chemicals and plants. Knowing what your pet is allergic to is necessary to find the right treatment. At our animal hospital, our veterinary team can determine which allergen is affecting your pet.

What Are Signs of Allergies in Pets?

Allergies can manifest in various ways. Some allergens cause dry, itchy skin, skin rashes, or hives. You might notice reddish areas of skin from your pet scratching excessively. They might also bite or chew certain areas to relieve itchiness, such as the base of their tail or their paws. Allergies can also cause other symptoms in pets, including wheezing or sneezing. Some pets may experience difficulty breathing due to allergies, while others might show gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting.

How Are Pet Allergies Treated?

The appropriate treatment for your pet will depend on the specific allergen. Flea allergies are often addressed with the use of a flea preventative product, and eliminating fleas can help alleviate symptoms. Food allergies may involve switching to a diet that doesn’t contain the allergen affecting your pet. Environmental allergens, such as pollen and dust, might require limiting your pet’s exposure. For example, you might need to dust or vacuum thoroughly on a regular basis to remove these allergens from your home.

When to Seek Help for Pet Allergies

You should see our vet if your pet exhibits allergy symptoms. We can help you identify the allergens affecting your pet, allowing you to work on eliminating them or making other changes to your pet's environment or diet as needed.

Visit Our Animal Hospital for Pet Allergy Treatment in Pittsburgh, PA

If your pet shows signs of allergies, contact Cheyenne Veterinary Wellness and Surgical Center at 412-884-3162 to schedule an appointment. Are you looking for a veterinarian near you? Our veterinarian in Pittsburgh can provide pet dermatology services to ease skin symptoms or other pet allergy treatment options.

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