Unfortunately, not only humans deal with spring allergies, but your pets can also experience this yearly problem. Chinook winds when blow brings the warm air of spring, which creates misery for allergy sufferers. You can notice the changes in the behavior of your pets so that you can get a handle on seasonal allergies in your dogs and cats.
Signs of Spring Allergies In Pets
Seasonal allergies can affect your pets in a variety of ways. Sometimes, it affects the skin or their internal system. The symptoms could be:
- Itchy, scabbed, red & swollen skin
- Paw chewing/licking
- Excessive scratching or licking
- Pawing at face, ears or eyes
- Hair loss
- Head shaking
- Red or inflamed ears
- Red, watery eyes
- An unpleasant odor
Find the hot spots that are caused by excessive scratching or licking on a specific area. If these are left untreated can lead to skin infections and other problems.
Tips To Prevent Spring Allergies
- Make sure to bathe your pet regularly using a medicinal shampoo and condition, recommended by the veterinarian. It will help to remove the allergen from your furry friend’s skin and soothe inflammation.
- Clean and vacuum your home every day to avoid the buildup of allergic triggers. Soak your pet’s paws to prevent allergens from being tracked in your residential area.
Diagnosis & Treatment
- There are several ways to test for allergies right from blood and skin test to the full scratch panel. When you discuss your veterinarian, he/she will let you know the options and choose the right one according to the treatment plan for your cat or dogs.
- Depending on the condition of your pet, the veterinarian will provide you with the right medication and useful tips. It is advisable never to use any product like shampoo, cream, or spray without consulting with the dog and cat specialists.
Want to know more or need veterinarian help, reach us at Roundstone Mobile Vet Services in Toronto. We specialize in dogs and cats general examination, veterinary care and safe surgeries. We are available seven days a week, feel free to consult for your pet’s needs.