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Posted on 05-22-2017
Signs your Pet has Allergies in Colorado Springs
This is the time of year when allergies can be brutal, especially allergies from tree and grass pollen. But did you know your pet is susceptible to a variety of allergies, including seasonal allergies? A dog with allergies and a cat with allergies are likely to exhibit some specific symptoms. Here are some signs your pet has allergies and it's time to see your veterinarian near Colorado Springs at Centennial Animal Hospital.
Two General Types of Pets Allergies
Our vets near Colorado Springs know there are two basic forms of pet allergies. The first are food allergies and the others are environmental allergies. Cat food allergies and dog food allergies are reasonably common. They are exactly what they sound like. Your pet is allergic to something contained in their food or treats. If your cat or dog exhibits scratching or rashes throughout the year, it is likely that it is related to dog food allergies or cat food allergies. However, if scratching, itching, and rashes occur seasonally, it is likely to be an environmental allergy. In either case, the main symptoms are what is called allergic dermatitis.
If you notice your pet scratching more frequently, especially near the ears, contact your veterinarian near Colorado Springs at Centennial Animal Hospital for diagnosis and relief before symptoms get worse or infections from bacteria or yeast take hold.
Call Centennial Animal Hospital in Colorado Springs if Your Pet is Experiencing Allergy Symptoms
Pet allergies are also a good reason you should schedule annual wellness exams for your dog or cat. We may be able to uncover your pet's allergies before they become too serious. If you suspect you have a cat with allergies or a dog with allergies, don't wait. Your pet is uncomfortable and may even be in pain. Call us and set an appointment today. We'll quickly get your pet relief with a change of diet or through medication. Centennial Animal Hospital, your veterinarian near Colorado Springs, is located at 6870 Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs, CO.
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