Allergies can be irritating and frustrating for pets. There are many different causes of pet allergies, and it can be hard to determine what is irritating your pet. At Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital, our veterinarian in Long Beach, CA diagnoses and treats pet allergies to ensure that your animal stays healthy and happy.

What Are Pet Allergies?

Dogs and cats can have sensitivities and allergies, just like people do. The most common allergy among pets is related to foods and what they eat. Some others include an allergy to fleas, or seasonal allergies to things like pollen or dust.

Allergy Symptoms

Depending on your pet’s allergy and its severity, symptoms may vary. Some may be subtle, and you may not realize that your pet is allergic to something in the environment. Other times, the symptoms can be life threatening and severe.

Some common seasonal and food allergies may manifest in the following symptoms:

  • Constant scratching or itching
  • Skin irritation or hair loss
  • Excessive licking or rubbing the face
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Gastrointestinal distress

For severe allergies, see our veterinarian right away.

Allergy Treatment

Treatment for any allergy begins with a visit to our veterinarian. We will perform tests to determine the cause of your pet’s symptoms. For example, if a test indicates that your pet has an allergy to something in its diet, our vet may put your pet on a different diet to pinpoint the cause of the issue. For flea allergies, our vet will recommend and prescribe a strict flea and tick prevention regimen.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Long Beach, CA for Pet Allergy Treatment

If your pet is showing signs of allergies, we can help. At Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach, CA, our veterinarian will provide the proper treatment for your pet and guide you on how to avoid allergy triggers. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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