Pets can suffer from allergies, just like people can. However, their symptoms can often include much more than just sneezing and itching. If you’ve noticed your pet scratching or sneezing excessively, you may be wondering if they have allergies. The only way to know for sure is with an allergy test, performed by a veterinarian. As part of our dermatology services here at Los Feliz Small Animal Center, we offer allergy testing for our patients as well as a variety of treatment options…and for the month of September, we’re offering 10% off of all allergy tests! Just mention this ad!
Does My Pet Have Allergies?
Late summer/early fall is the peak time for dog and cat allergies in the Los Angeles area. When an animal with allergies comes in contact with certain allergens, those allergens can affect the skin, digestive system, and respiratory system. These allergens can be both outdoor (pollen, etc.) and indoor (dust mites, perfumes, mold spores, etc.). Some of the most common symptoms of dog and cat allergies include:
- Itchy and/or red, irritated skin
- Excessive licking of paws or stomach
- Paw chewing/swollen paws
- Itchy ears and ear infections
If your pet is showing any of these signs, we recommend that you schedule an allergy test at Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital. Once we determine the source of your pet’s allergy, we can provide treatment, which may involve removing the allergens from the environment or changing the diet. Give us a call today at (323) 664-3309 to schedule your pet’s allergy test, and mention this ad save 10%!