Helping to Treat Allergies in Dogs and Cats in Avondale, GA
An occasional sneeze or scratch is usually not cause to be concerned about your pet, but if they’re doing these things all the time, they could have an allergy! The only way to know for sure is to contact your vet. At The Village Vets Avondale Estates, we know a thing or two about treating allergies and skin disorders in dogs and cats. Our vets and staff will work with you to make a definitive diagnosis and formulate an appropriate treatment for your pet, so they can get the relief they need from itchy skin, runny eyes, and other unpleasant symptoms.
Pet Allergy Red Flags: What are the Warning Signs?
Skin irritation (dermatitis) can often be a telltale sign of allergies in your pet, but to ensure their treatment is successful, we need to be certain. Figuring out what’s ailing your pet requires a physical exam to start, and may be followed up with in-house lab testing and sending out samples to external labs for more rigorous testing.
Still, it’s important that you know the warning signs so you can bring your pet in to see us before their symptoms get out of control. Keep an eye out for:
- Red, raw skin that feels warm to the touch
- Dry, flaky patches of skin
- Dandruff in your pet’s coat
- Hair loss/bald patches
- Chewing and licking excessive at the paws and other areas of the body
- Runny eyes and nose
- Unpleasant skin and ear odor