Just like people, dogs and cats can suffer from a variety of allergic reactions. The most common pet allergies include fleas, ingredients in food, and environmental substances like pollen. If your pet is suffering from any allergy-related issues, contact our team at VetCalls. Our mobile veterinarian is able to treat pets in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, and Nipomo, all in the comfort of their own home.
Signs Your Pet Has an Allergy
There are different types of allergic reactions that pets can suffer from. If your dog or cat has an allergy that is related to the environment, it may have symptoms much like those of a common cold, like sneezing or coughing. A pet that is allergic to a chemical may have a skin reaction, like rashes or dry skin. A pet with a food allergy is likely to suffer from an upset stomach and experience excessive vomiting or constipation.
How to Protect Your Pet Against Reactions
If you know your pet has an allergy, you need to keep them away from triggers to prevent health-related issues from occurring. You may need to go through a process of elimination to determine exactly what is causing your pet's allergic reaction. For example, if your pet seems to have cold-like symptoms during the summer or fall months, they may have seasonal allergies. Avoid exposing your pet to allergens and ensure your pet is on a diet that supports their immune system to prevent severe allergic reactions.
What Our Vet Will Do to Help
Whether your pet has a skin, food, or environmental allergy, finding the source of the cause for symptoms is important. Our vet will conduct tests to aid in pinpointing the substance or situation that causes your pet to suffer. Your pet may have a medical condition that causes them to suffer from the same symptoms as an allergy. From there, our vet can administer the appropriate medication to alleviate your pet's symptoms. We will also prescribe medications that work as preventative measures.
Contact Us for Mobile Vet Care for Your Pet's Allergies
Our veterinarian is also available for emergency vet care if your pet is suffering from a severe allergic reaction. If you believe your dog or cat has an allergy, contact our team at VetCalls for veterinary care. Our vet provides treatment for fall pet allergies, skin allergies, and food reactions. To find out more about the services we provide and how we help pets in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, and Nipomo, call us at (805) 623-6990 today.