Allergies can significantly impact your pet’s comfort and quality of life, which is why it’s important to learn how to identify, manage, and alleviate food and seasonal allergies in pets. At Country Veterinary Service in Farmington, AR, we provide various treatments to alleviate any discomfort your cat or dog may have and improve its overall health.
Identifying Food Allergies in Pets
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a food allergy can help your pet receive prompt treatment and prevent further complications. Your pet may be exhibiting symptoms of persistent itching, skin irritations, digestive issues, and ear infections. Along with that, he or she may be experiencing hyperactivity, lack of energy, vomiting, or unusual aggression. Our veterinarians can help determine the specific allergen affecting your cat or dog and offer treatment that will provide relief.
Managing Food Allergies
Once your pet's food allergies are identified, it is essential to mange its diet. An elimination diet can help identify allergenic ingredients, enabling you to adjust his or her diet accordingly. If you explore alternative diets and hypoallergenic pet foods, you can help minimize potential allergens. Along with that, reading plans and understanding pet food ingredients is vital in preventing allergies in your pet.
Understanding Seasonal Allergies in Pets
Just like humans, pets can experience seasonal allergies due to various allergens, such as pollen, grass, or mold. It is important to familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms, including excessive itching, sneezing, watery eyes, and skin irritations. In addition, when you consult with our veterinarians, we can provide a proper diagnosis and treatment that will alleviate your pet’s discomfort.
Minimizing Exposure to Allergens
During peak allergy seasons, keeping your pet indoors can significantly reduce its exposure to allergens. Regular grooming and bathing will help remove potential allergens from his or her fur and skin and improve their overall health. Not only that, but maintaining a hypoallergenic living environment with the use of an air purifier also helps keep your cat or dog free from dust mites, mold, and and creates a safe space for your pet.
Regular Veterinary Visits and Monitoring Allergies
Keeping a record of allergen exposures and symptoms can help identify triggers. Along with that, when you visit our veterinarians regularly, we can monitor your pet’s progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed. We may prescribe antihistamines or allergy shots to manage your pet’s allergies. It’s important to follow the recommendations regarding dosage and administration of the treatment.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If your pet is experiencing discomfort due to allergies, our team at Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital in Farmington, AR, is happy to help. We will evaluate your pet’s condition and provide a customized treatment plan that can you manage its allergies and improve its overall health. To schedule your appointment, contact us at 479-267-2685 today!