Baltimore Vet Treats Pet Allergies

Living in the Northeast, we get our fair share of seasonal allergies for both people and pets. We experience intense pollen blooms at certain times of the year, along with all other kinds of vegetation that comes back to life. The sudden growth of these things can cause allergies in pets that may mimic what you see in humans. Pet allergies can start happening to a pet at any time during its life. At The Village Vet in Baltimore, MD, we know how to help your pet find the relief it seeks. 


When Your Pet Suffers from an Allergy

Pets react differently to different irritants. Sometimes it's one irritant, other times it's a combination of factors that cause allergies. Food ingredients are a common cause of pet allergies. Some other common causes of pet allergies include:

  • Parasites like fleas, ticks, or mites
  • Mildew and mold, which can lurk in inconspicuous places in our homes
  • Close contact with smoke from cigarettes, vaping, or cigars
  • Air pollution
  • Cleaners we use to disinfect and clean our homes
  • Soaps and shampoos we use on ourselves

See a Vet for Any of the Following Allergy Symptoms

All cats and dogs will lick or groom themselves periodically. Licking is ordinary, but excessively licking is not. This behavior may indicate allergies, stress, or anxiety. Pets with allergies tend to itch more than lick. A few other common allergy symptoms are:

  • Excessive chewing or scratching leading to hair loss
  • Flaky skin, dandruff, scabs
  • Open sores that suddenly appear
  • Hives or rashes
  • Eczema-type pinkish areas on the skin
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Watery eyes
  • Yellowing of the paw pads
  • Excessive reddening of the eyes where the whites are
  • Passing gas more often combined with another symptom

If there is any swelling of any part of your pet’s face, mouth, or neck, your furry companion will most likely need veterinary attention sooner rather than later. Always call us first to see how we can help over the phone. We can ask you diagnostic questions to determine how serious your pet’s condition is, schedule you an appointment, or provide you with other instructions that may help while your pet waits to be seen.

Contact Our Trusted Pleasanton Veterinarian

Faithfully serving Baltimore, MD, and the surrounding areas, The Village Vet stands ready to help you and your pet with all your pet care needs. We offer wellness exams, vaccinations, and treatment for your furry loved ones. Contact us online or call today for an appointment!