Just like humans, dogs can suffer from allergies when their bodies react to pollen, dander, dust, and chemicals. However, people may experience symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, or puffiness in and under the eyes and similar, while dogs only seem to have sneezing in common. Instead, your dog may display symptoms on its skin and fur instead. At Old Town Veterinary Hospital in Murrieta, CA, our veterinarians offer various treatments to alleviate any discomfort your pet may have and to keep him or her healthy.
Your dog may exhibit various allergy symptoms. You may realize an increase in sneezing as it tries to clear its nose from irritation. Along with that, he or she may have discharge in its eyes or start itching its skin. When your dog starts to itch, it can lead to further complications, such as open wounds or infections. While it may be uncommon, your dog may also become irritable, not sleep, and start gaining weight.
Treatment for Allergies
Once our veterinarians examine your pet and identify the root cause of the allergy, we can offer treatment. To help reduce physical reactions from allergies, we can prescribe antihistamines. The medication can directly impact the production of histamines, which is an allergy symptom. Not only that, but treatment will also significantly reduce sneezing and mucus production and discharge. However, since some prescription medications can be harmful for dogs, it is important to follow our vets’ instructions and administer the required dosage. In addition, as a pet owner, we recommend making some environmental and food changes to help your pet find relief from allergies.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If your pet is experiencing discomfort from allergies, our team at Old Town Veterinary Hospital in Murrieta, CA, can help. Once we evaluate your pet and determine an accurate diagnosis, we will offer a customized treatment plan that will help your dog feel better. To learn more about our treatments and to schedule an appointment, call us at (951) 698-3200 today. We look forward to helping improve your dog’s overall health!