Signs Your Pet Has Seasonal Allergies

Signs Your Pet Has Seasonal Allergies

If your pet is itchy and biting at its skin, he or she may have a pollen allergy. At Pine Castle Animal Care Center in Orlando, FL, we provide treatments for seasonal allergies to alleviate any discomfort in your cat or dog and help it stay healthy. Before you visit us, learn more about the causes and symptoms of pet allergies below:

Understanding Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies can affect your pet the same way they affect humans. Pets experience seasonal allergies mostly through their skin. If the skin is not able to block the allergen, the immune system is affected and your cat or dog may exhibit various symptoms. It is important that your pet receives treatment as soon as possible if they are displaying signs, as allergies can lead to irritation and infections.

Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies in Your Pet

Seasonal allergies can cause a variety of symptoms in your pet. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Red, inflamed, or infected skin
  • Itchy ears
  • Itchy eyes or runny eyes
  • Constant biting, chewing, and licking
  • Excessive shedding
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Red, waxy, and inflamed ears
  • Sneezing

Causes of Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies can occur due to several factors. Some causes of these allergies include the following:

  • Tree pollen
  • Weed pollen
  • Grass pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Mold spores
  • Mildew
  • Dander

Our veterinarians can examine your pet and determine if the itchiness, biting, and other symptoms are from summer allergies. If the allergies are left untreated, they can lead to further health complications.

Treatments for Seasonal Pet Allergies

There are several treatments for seasonal pet allergies that our veterinarians may prescribe, which will depend on your pet’s health condition, age, and its specific needs. Some treatments we offer include:

  • Antihistamine treatments
  • Anti-inflammatory steroids
  • Allergy shots
  • Eye wash
  • Ear cleaning solutions
  • Medicated shampoos to eliminate allergens and bacteria
  • Topical treatment to prevent infection
  • Nutrition and dietary guidance to improve your pet’s immune system

Contact us for an Appointment Today

At Pine Castle Animal Care Center in Orlando, FL, we understand the love and compassion you have for your pet. We offer a variety of treatments, remedies, and advice to reduce seasonal allergies in your pet. To learn more about our services or to schedule your appointment, call us at (407) 855-5010 today.

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