Pet Seasonal Allergies
If you suffer from allergies, then you know how miserable it feels to be suffering from them. Unfortunately, cats and dogs are at just as much risk of suffering from allergies as we are. Understanding the risks to your pet's health allows you to provide him or her with the quality health care they deserve. Here at The Village Vet in Baltimore, our team can diagnose your pet's seasonal allergies and treat the conditions accordingly.
Understanding Seasonal Allergies
Both animals and humans suffer from the same common kinds of allergies. Allergies occur when the immune system becomes less tolerant of certain particles. This causes the immune system to react with an extreme inflammatory response when it encounters the allergen. Seasonal allergies are usually brought on by particles only present during specific parts of the year. Examples of this include pollen, mold, dust, flea bites, and fresh-cut grass.
Particles like these flare up and die down at different times of the year, triggering allergic reactions. Irritating particles inhaled or eaten by the animal causes the reaction. It can affect the sense of smell in cats and dogs. If your pet seems to have cold-like symptoms during the summer or fall months, they may have an allergy associated with a particular tree or flower in that season.
Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
Dog and cat allergies can be very much a case by case situation. If a pet is suffering from an allergic reaction, his or her symptoms will likely be different from another pet suffering the same allergy. However, some common symptoms can be shared and spotted if you know what to watch for. These symptoms include:
- Dry, flaking skin and rough spots
- Escessive licking, biting, and chewing the lower body
- Excessive mucus from the nose or eyes
- Ear irritations and scratching
- Excessive sneezing
- Thunderous snoring
- Irritated paws
Our Veterinarian in Baltimore Can Help
There are many home remedies and over-the-counter solutions for seasonal allergies, but nothing is more beneficial to your pet than bringing him or her in for an exam. We can effectively understand your pet's seasonal allergies and properly treat them. Our team at The Village Vet in Baltimore provides top-quality care programs for pets and provides specializations in animal allergies. Instead of wondering what is causing a problem, we work with accurate information to effectively improve your pet's health. Contact us to see how our vet care can help your animal feel better.