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Unfortunately, your pet cannot tell you if they are not feeling well. They can exhibit symptoms, however, unless you pay attention, you won’t be able to recognize that they need to see a vet. Allergies are very common in pets, and it is important to be able to recognize the signs.

What Are the Signs That Your Pet Needs Dermatology Treatment?

Pets can develop allergies from airborne pollutants, the food they eat, or if they are taking certain medications. Pet shampoos can also cause an allergic reaction. If your pet has allergies, you will need to seek treatment as soon as possible. This is the only way to ensure your pet’s comfort and health. A few of the most common signs that you should look for include:

Skin Irritation

Skin irritation is a common sign of pet allergies. If your pet is suddenly scratching often or licking their fur, it could be one of two things. First, it could be fleas. If your pet has fleas, you can see them if you separate the fur. If you don’t see anything or if your pet has been treated for fleas, it could be allergies.

Fur Loss

If your pet suddenly starts developing thin spots on their fur or bald spots, you should contact your veterinarian. This is a common symptom of allergies and without treatment, the problem can become worse.

Rashes

Rashes are a common symptom of pet allergies, however, due to the pet’s fur, it can be difficult to detect a rash. If your pet is exhibiting any of the symptoms listed above, you should separate the fur to get a good look at the skin. If you discover a rash, your pet will need immediate treatment.

Respiratory Issues

If your pet is frequently sneezing, if he has a stuffy nose, if his eyes are red and watery, or if he experiences wheezing, there is a chance that he has allergies.

Contact Us Today

If your pet is experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, call us for an appointment immediately. The longer you wait, the longer your pet will be in discomfort.