Pet allergies can pose a serious threat to your pet’s overall health. It's important to get help from a veterinarian if you feel your pet is suffering from pet allergies. At Redlands Pet Clinic In Grand Junction, CO, we'll help you find the best treatment for your pet allergies. We'll get to the bottom of their symptoms, and help you formulate a treatment plan to get rid of allergic symptoms and improve your pet's quality of life.
What are Pet Allergies?
Your pet might undergo an allergic reaction due to an autoimmune response that mistakes an allergen for a threat. These allergens are usually not threatening on their own but can cause severe allergic reactions in your pet. These allergic reactions create the symptoms of pet allergies, which can include:
- Watery eyes
- Trouble breathing
- Inflammation around the ears
- Flaky skin
- Red, itchy skin
- Excessive scratching
- Vomiting and diarrhea
Allergies can arise suddenly even if your pet did not previously suffer from allergies. Common allergens that can trigger an allergic reaction include medication, food, grooming products, cleaning products, and seasonal allergens.
How a Veterinarian Can Help
The best course of treatment includes avoiding the allergen that is causing your pet's symptoms. Our veterinarian will conduct a full physical exam, ask questions about your pet's symptoms, and make recommendations to help ease allergic symptoms.
We might recommend lifestyle changes such as changing your pet's diet to avoid allergic food reactions. We might also incorporate new medications into your pet’s routine, such as medications like antihistamines to prevent severe allergic reactions. Our veterinarian may also recommend you change any grooming products or household cleaners that are contributing to your pet’s allergies.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Grand Junction, CO
Call Redlands Pet Clinic today at (970) 245-4060 for more information on pet allergies or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.