Springtime is here, and seasonal allergies can drive both you and your pets crazy. There is nothing worse than watching them itch uncontrollably or dragging themselves across the carpet as they try to make themselves feel better. Many pet parents aren’t sure what to look for what diagnosing allergies in pets. Here are three things you must look out for:
1. Biting and licking their skin.
Watch your pets closely as they lounge around the house – if you notice them biting their arms and paws or licking themselves in a manner that is in excess of normal licking, they may be suffering from allergies. If they lick and bite too much, the open wounds can become infected, causing further skin issues to flare up. If your pet is often itching, scratching or biting their skin, they may be suffering from an allergy or skin condition. Click here to learn more about our dermatology services.
2. Uncontrollable itching.
Itching is a clear indicator that your pet is having a flare up of skin issues, such as allergies. If your pets seem to be itching themselves more frequently and intensely than usual, there is a good chance they are suffering from allergies. Be sure to watch out for an excess of scratching near the face and armpits.
3. Multiple ear infections.
If you’re in the office for multiple ear infections, that is usually a sign of allergy issues with your pet. Be sure to look for redness, bumps, scabs, and even do a smell test in the ear. If you notice an odor, it’s an ear infection.
If your dog or cat is exhibiting any of these symptoms, please contact our office. Our team will be happy to help your furry friends feel better!