Did you know that your pet also needs treatment for allergies? Pet allergies can come in the form of food allergies, allergies to certain grooming products, medications, and of course, seasonal allergies. Fortunately, getting help from a veterinarian can help reduce the symptoms of allergies. This is important so that your pet can find relief! At Westside Animal Clinic, we have provided pet owners in Spring Hill, FL, and the surrounding areas with pet allergy treatment options for many years. From pet allergies to pet wellness exams, vaccinations, and preventative care, we do it all at Westside Animal Clinic!
What Are Pet Allergies?
Pet allergies occur due to an allergen causing a negative reaction from your pet's immune system. Although this allergen is completely harmless, your pet's immune system might view it as a threat, leading to the symptoms of allergies we are all familiar with today.
These pet allergies can include symptoms such as:
- Trouble breathing
- Itchy skin
- Red skin
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
While these symptoms could help protect your body against an actual intruder, they do nothing except cause your pet discomfort if they have pet allergies.
How Does an Animal Clinic Treat Pet Allergies?
The most important part of getting rid of allergies is being able to get rid of the allergen that is causing your pet's symptoms. Your veterinarian will try to determine the allergen responsible by doing a physical exam, asking questions about your pet's symptoms, and also doing an allergy test.
We can also recommend medications such as antihistamines, or prescription-based grooming products so your pet doesn't have to suffer from allergies again. In addition, your vet will also recommend lifestyle changes to help your pet recover from its symptoms. Such changes can include changes in diet to help prevent your pet from being exposed to their allergen again. Using new grooming products can also help alleviate your pet's symptoms of allergies on their skin.
Find the Best Pet Care At Westside Animal Clinic
At Westside Animal Clinic, we care about your pet and want them to find relief. Call us today at (352) 683-1512 to see how we can help them find relief and schedule your appointment at our animal hospital now!