Pet Allergies

Dogs and cats, like people, can suffer from allergies of all types. A trip to Greenfield Veterinary Clinic to meet with our Vet is an option available to provide your pet with treatment if they routinely have allergies cause them discomfort. Here is some information to read over about pet allergies including how our veterinarian can help if your pet suffers from this problem.

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What Can Cause An Allergic Reaction To Occur

There are many types of instances where a pet could suffer from an allergic reaction. If a pet is allergic to a particular ingredient in their food, they may experience digestive troubles after it is ingested. Some pets experience seasonal allergies, complete with itchy eyes and coughing. Pet shampoos, flea dips or sprays, and other grooming agents could cause a skin allergy with itchiness or a rash to occur. Many pets are also allergic to fleas, making it important to seek treatment if you find these parasites running around in your pet's fur.

How To Help Your Pet Avoid Symptoms Of An Allergy

The best way to avoid symptoms of an allergy is to avoid the trigger that causes one to occur. This can be a difficult endeavor if you are not sure what is causing distress to your pet. Use the process of elimination to try to pinpoint the trigger causing symptoms. For example, if your pet is regularly vomiting after eating, they may have an allergy to one of the ingredients present in the food you are providing to them.

Write down the ingredients of this particular food and eliminate it from the diet. Offer your pet food that does not cause them distress. Slowly add different brands or flavors with an ingredient upon your list. If your pet vomits once again, you will have a better idea about what ingredient is to blame so you can avoid feeding foods with it present in the future.

How Our Vet Can Help Your Pet If Allergies Are A Difficulty

Our veterinarian will walk you through the process of elimination procedure if you cannot determine the source causing distress. Tests can also be run upon your pet to help discover what type of allergic reaction is being experienced. In many cases, a pet will require medication to treat an allergic reaction. Medication may also be helpful in keeping symptoms from showing up if a pet comes into contact with a trigger item.

Contact Greenfield Veterinary Clinic in Greenfield, WI!

If your dog or cat needs help with an Allergy, contact Greenfield Veterinary Clinic to make an appointment with our Vet for a full checkup. Reach out to our practice today by calling (414) 282-5230 to find out more information about the services we provide.

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