Allergies can be difficult to deal with, and your pet needs proper help from a veterinarian to get rid of their symptoms and prevent pet allergies from negatively impacting their day-to-day life. Fortunately, help from a trained veterinarian can help ease their symptoms almost immediately. At Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital in Noblesville, IN, we'll help get to the root of your pet's allergies and provide effective care for their symptoms.
What Causes Pet Allergies?
Your pet can begin suffering from allergies at any age. Pet allergies have the same mechanisms as human allergies. An allergen, such as a certain type of food, pollen, dust, or even medications, might be mistaken as invaders by your pet's immune system. This then leads to the symptoms of pet allergies, which include:
- Trouble breathing
- Red eyes
- Watery eyes
- Itchy skin
- Dry skin
If you notice any of these symptoms of pet allergies, it's important to take your pet to our veterinarian as soon as possible.
How Does a Veterinarian Treat Pet Allergies?
A veterinarian will determine the best course of treatment for your pet. Although there is no way to cure pet allergies, the best treatment will be to avoid the allergen triggering your pet's symptoms. Our veterinarian will ask questions about your pet's allergies and offer lifestyle changes to help alleviate their symptoms. Inform our vet about any recent changes to your pet's diet, and when their symptoms started, and keep track of any flare-ups.
This information can help us create a treatment plan that may include getting rid of household products or grooming products that are triggering your pet’s allergies. Medications such as steroids and antihistamines can also help prevent flare-ups and treat your pet allergies effectively. Your veterinarian will also conduct a full exam to determine whether other medical conditions might be causing your pet's symptoms, such as infections.
Help Find Relief For Your Pet Today At Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital
Call Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital in Noblesville, IN, today at (317) 770-1111 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.