Pet Allergies

Many pets suffer from allergies, just as people do. Allergies can make your pet very uncomfortable. Luckily, our veterinarian at Murrieta Family Pet Hospital has years of experience offering allergy relief to residents of Murrieta, CA, and the surrounding areas. Our veterinarian in Murrieta will identify and address any allergies that are irritating your pet.


Common Allergens and Their Symptoms

There are many things that your dog may be allergic to and different allergens can cause different symptoms. Certain plants can cause an allergic reaction, such as itching, scratching, and sneezing. Flea bites can cause itchy skin, hives, and rashes. Sneezing and puffy red eyes can be caused by seasonal allergies and dogs can experience upset stomachs due to ingredients in their food or human food. Respiratory issues may also indicate allergies. Dogs can also be allergic to items found in the home, including include rubber, dust mites, cleaning products, cigarette smoke, and perfume. Medicated shampoos can also cause allergies.

Pet allergies are also a problem for cats. Cats can be allergic to certain food bowl materials (usually plastic) and end up with acne on their chins. Other common cat allergens include prescription medications, perfume, plastic, mold, dust mites, and pollen. Watch for recurring ear infections, sneezing, rashes, difficulty breathing, seizures, diarrhea, and vomiting. If your pet is exhibiting one or more of these symptoms that do not seem to be resolving on their own, contact our veterinarian in Murrieta.

Pet Allergy Treatment

If our veterinarian in Murrieta suspects that your pet is suffering from allergies, the first step is to identify what is causing the allergic reaction. You may have to adjust your lifestyle to help your pet avoid these allergens. If your pet is allergic to a certain food ingredient, you will need to adjust your pet’s diet. If the substance your pet is allergic to is difficult to avoid, allergy relief medications are available and may be the best choice for your pet. Be sure to contact our veterinarian in Murrieta right away if your pet is experiencing a serious allergic reaction.

We Treat Pet Allergies

If your pet is suffering from allergies, our veterinarian in Murrieta is ready to assist you. For more information on pet allergies or to schedule an appointment, call us at (951) 595-7754.

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