Pet Allergies

Pet Allergies Treatment at Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in Ferndale, NY

Animals, just like people, are prone to allergies of all types. Knowing the signs of an allergic reaction can help you get the necessary treatment for your pet promptly. At the first indication that your pet is dealing with an allergic reaction, give the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in Ferndale a call to make an appointment with our veterinarian for an evaluation. Here are some common allergy symptoms to be aware of so that you know when to contact our animal hospital for veterinary care.


Common Cold Symptoms

A pet that suffers from environmental allergies tend to have symptoms similar to the common cold. Some dogs and cats are allergic to common items that may be present around the home such as dust, pollen, trees, or other plants. If your pet tends to cough, wheeze, sneeze, or have a discharge from the eyes, make a notation whether the symptoms subside upon reentering your home. Keep tabs on your pet's behavior for a few days and make a call to our Sullivan County veterinarian if you believe an environmental trigger is causing your pet distress.

Stomach Troubles

Your pet can have an allergic reaction to certain foods. Many pets with digestive allergies will have gastrointestinal problems after they eat something they cannot tolerate. This could be confused with a digestive issue, however. Our Ferndale veterinarian may be able to determine whether your pet is just having an upset stomach or if your pet is having an allergic reaction to the certain food that he or she may have eaten. Not only does food allergies cause vomiting and diarrhea, but can also cause a skin reaction to occur.

Skin Difficulties

When a pet is allergic to a chemical, such as those included in shampoos, flea dips, or other grooming supplies, the pet may suffer from a skin ailment. Some pets are also allergic to flea bites, which could cause difficulties with the skin. Skin allergies are often noticed when a pet spends a lot of time scratching or biting at his or her body because of the itchiness and discomfort that occurs within the skin. Switching the grooming supplies you use on your pet to another brand can alleviate the itchiness. Check your pet for the presence of fleas so that appropriate treatment can be administered to your pet.

If you think your dog or cat has an allergy, contact the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in Ferndale for pet treatment from our veterinarian. Call our animal hospital at 845-292-6711 to make an appointment for veterinary care for your pet's condition today.