Pet Allergies FAQs

Pet Allergies

Pets can suffer from allergies just like humans can. They can cause your pet pain and discomfort, which is why it's important to manage your pet's allergies effectively. At West Boca Veterinary Center in Boca Raton, FL, we can diagnose and treat allergic problems. Read on to find answers to some of the most common questions about allergies in pets.

What Kinds of Allergies Can a Pet Have?

Pets can suffer from a range of allergies, including food, environmental, and seasonal allergies. Your pet may also have an allergic reaction to a specific product or substance, such as a pet shampoo or medication.

What Are Some Signs of Allergies in Pets?

Allergy symptoms can vary based on the type of allergies that a pet has. Vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms of food allergies, and inflamed skin is often seen with environmental allergies. Other signs include excessive licking or pawing at the skin.

How Can a Veterinarian Diagnose Pet Allergies?

When a pet shows symptoms associated with allergies, a vet on our team will provide an examination to determine the cause of those symptoms. This process might include a physical exam, allergy tests, and questions about your pet's medical history. Once your pet’s allergies have been diagnosed, a vet on our team can provide recommendations for treatment.

How Do I Keep My Pet’s Allergies Under Control?

One way to manage pet allergies is to limit your pet's exposure to the allergen. You may want to remove the allergen your home if you can. Some allergens aren't avoidable, which is why other forms of treatment, like antihistamines, may be recommended.

Treat Allergies with the Help of a Veterinarian in Boca Raton

Allergies can cause discomfort in pets. Thankfully, many pet allergies are very treatable. If you think your pet may have allergies, make an appointment at with us at West Boca Veterinary Center in Boca Raton, FL. We can examine your pet and help find the best way to treat his symptoms. Call us at (561) 451-8838 for more information.

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