Spotting and Treating Allergies in Pets

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know all too well the misery that accompanies the arrival of spring (or summer, or fall, as the case may be). Allergies affect our furry friends as well and, although the symptoms look different they aren’t any less uncomfortable. Allergies in pets can also lead to negative health consequences if they aren’t treated promptly.

Clairmont Animal Hospital wants to make sure you would know how to tell if your pet has allergies, and what you can do to help them.

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Itchy And Scratchy: Our Guide To Fall Pet Allergies

Baby shepherd scratchingIf only pet allergies were relegated to a certain season (ahem, we’re looking at you, spring)… The truth is, however, they can affect any pet at any time throughout the year. Fall pet allergies are particularly irritating because there isn’t ever a break between pollinating autumnal weeds, such as ragweed, sagebrush, thistle, and cocklebur, that line thoroughfares and paths alike. But there is power in preparation – and when you know the source of the problem, treatment is more effective. Continue…