Pet allergy care in Wooster, OH
We can help your pet feel better.
For pets in Wooster, OH, allergies are a lot more prevalent than you may think. These allergy disorders are a long-term illness that can affect many animals as well as their owners. There are several treatment choices, including antihistamines to mask allergy symptoms such as, itching, and irritation site such as hives (urticaria), steroids, Atopica®, Apoquel®, and Cytopoint®.
How we help your pet feel better from allergies:
If you’re still having problems with seasonal allergies, consider allergy-specific immunotherapy injections or sublingual immunotherapy, which modifies the immune system and makes it more tolerant to any pollens or allergens that might be present.
What are the signs of pet allergies?
Even if you don’t notice your dog or cat scratching themselves in a frenzy, you may be able to discover traces that they’re itchy and uncomfortable.
Symptoms of allergies can include:
- Between the toes, under the arms/legs, and on the sides are all common areas of hair loss
- Red, raw, and inflamed areas of skin
- Eye discharge
- Patches of scaly, flaky skin
- Bacteria found on the skin can cause body odor
- Ear congestion, which emits a strong odor
- Vomiting/diarrhea after meals (may indicate a food sensitivity)
What are common items that my pet could be allergic to?
- Pollen (ragweed, cottonwood, etc.)
- Mold spores
- Dust and dust mites
- Flea saliva (from flea bites)
- Meat proteins in your pet’s food
- Food dyes
- Household cleaners
- Synthetic fabrics
What types of treatment is available for pet allergies?
We provide a variety of options for controlling your pet’s allergy symptoms, including:
- Anti-itch medication for the mouth
- An injected anti-itch drug
- Topical medication includes sprays, ointments, and other forms of medicine applied to the skin
- Antibiotics (for any existing illnesses)
- Hypoallergenic diet and snacks (for animals with food allergies)