Pets can suffer from allergies. You may not notice when your dogs or cats have allergic reactions. Pets can be allergic to various things, including dust, mites, fleas, food, plants, and other pets. Our team at True Companions VetVan offers veterinary services in Cottage Grove, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding areas. Our in-home veterinarian can help you manage your pet's allergies.
Symptoms of Pets Allergies
Pets with allergies may display various symptoms depending on the allergy. Some common signs of a pet allergy are:
- Chewing their paws
- Skin or ear infections
- Red, inflamed, and itchy skin
- Gastrointestinal issues
Pets with allergies to other pets experience skin or respiratory symptoms.
How To Help a Pet With Allergies
You can take three main measures to help your pet if it shows allergy symptoms.
1. Test and Manage the Allergy
Our vet can manage your pet's allergy. We will recommend pharmaceutical options or natural therapies to help your pet. These therapies may include:
- Anti-inflammatory therapy: This approach uses anti-inflammatory drugs to block allergic reactions, such as itching.
- Shampoo therapy: This treatment soothes itchy and inflamed skin.
- Hypersensitization or desensitization therapy: This approach desensitizes or reprograms your pet's immune system.
2. Monitor and Adjust Your Pet's Diet
Some foodstuffs can cause pet allergies. Narrowing down the pet's food can give you an idea of the items causing an allergic response in your pet’s diet. Our mobile vet can recommend the proper pet diet to limit the food causing the allergic reaction and still provide the essential nutrients for your pet.
3. Clean Your Pet and Home
Maintain proper hygiene for your pet's safety. A clean home minimizes the presence of allergens, reducing your pet's chance of interacting with them. Wash your pet often to minimize itching and infestations by pests, such as ticks or fleas.
Get Pet Allergy Help From True Companions VetVan
Our mobile veterinary service can provide additional treatment options depending on the type of allergy affecting your pet. True Companions VetVan offers expert and affordable pet care services in the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Cottage Grove areas. Our reliable services include annual wellness exams, medications, vaccinations, injury treatment, travel certificates, etc.
If your pet is struggling with allergies, we are here to help your furry friend in the comfort of his or her own home. Call us today at (866) 838-2738 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Raeyna. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.