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Does Your Pet Have Sustained Allergies?

dog sneezingDoes Your Pet Have Sustained Allergies?

If your pet experiences allergic symptoms year-round, it is likely that the sensitivity can be attributed to something constant in their diet and/or in their environment. Treating Sustained allergies requires a persistent course of treatment that incorporates diet and lifestyle parameters into the care of your pet. Here are a few signs to look out for.

1. Pets with allergies also often have problems with their ears, especially dogs. The areas inside the ear and deeper in the ear canals may be itchy and inflamed as part of a generalized allergic response. In extreme cases, if left untreated or over long-term exposure, they may grow infected with yeast or bacteria. If your pet is experiencing problems with their ears, you may notice head shaking, excessive deep scratching, hair loss, and an odor or discharge from the ears. You must take your dog to your local New Mexico veterinarian to alleviate these symptoms.

2. Pets with allergies will often experience skin issues – fur loss, irritated skin, and hot spots are all common sings that your pet may be experiencing an allergic reaction in their skin. You also may notice swelling or bleeding. You must take your dog to your local New Mexico veterinarian to alleviate these symptoms.

3. Food is one of the most common causes of long-term allergic reactions in dogs. Many pet foods’ primary ingredients are corn or corn-based. Corn is one of the most common allergens for pets today, and a corn allergy in dogs is very common. A raw or 100% natural diet is the best way to rule out and identify food allergens. Keeping food simple, yet balanced is key. Adding coconut oil to your pet’s diet is also a great idea. Coconut oil for dogs is very healthy and helps remedy other health issues as well.

Does you pet have a sustained allergy that seems to be food-based or environmental? If you believe your pet is suffering an allergic reaction please go to an emergent care clinic immediately. If you have questions or the event is occurring during our open hours feel free to call our local New Mexico Vetco veterinarian. You can reach us any time by telephone (505) 292-3030, or drop by our office located at 8200 Menaul Blvd NE #R in the Albuquerque Heights, NM 87110.