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Allergic reactions are a concern for any pet owner. You want to catch the signs of an allergic reaction in your pet before it causes health concerns or complications. The challenge is recognizing the signs and identifying when to seek treatment from our Loves Park veterinarian.
The signs of an allergic reaction in a pet depend on the situation and the allergen. A food allergy differs significantly from a pollen allergy, so you want to recognize common signs of an allergy to avoid potential risks.
Common signs of a pet having an allergic reaction include:
Food allergies usually result in vomiting, lesions or similar symptoms. When a pet has seasonal allergies, you may notice sneezing, difficulty breathing or swelling due to exposure to an allergen. In both situations, you want to identify the allergic reaction to help your pet.
When you notice an allergic reaction in your pet, consider the symptoms. If the symptoms seem similar to a pollen or seasonal allergy, then you want to take measures to reduce your pet's exposure to the allergen. Close the windows and doors in your house. Give your pet a weekly bath to remove any allergens from his or her coat.
In the case of food allergens, take measures to change your pet's food options. Before you make any adjustments, discuss the situation with our veterinarian to reduce the risks to your pet's health.
In the case of allergies in a pet, you want to seek treatment when you notice the symptoms. Early treatment allows our veterinarian to identify the allergen and help you prevent your pet from facing the allergen in the future. It also allows us to recommend solutions for your pet's specific needs, such as recommending a different food option or giving your pet a medication for the symptoms.
Allergic reactions are a problem for any pet. When you have concerns about your pet's well-being, you want to discuss the symptoms with our veterinarian. For more details or an appointment, call 815-986-4445 today.
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