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Posted on 06-20-2017
Just like their human companions, pets can suffer from an array of allergies such as food allergies, seasonal allergies, and environmental allergies. Here at Animal Emergency Care of Braselton, our veterinarian believes it is essential for pet owners to be aware of the symptoms their dog and cat may exhibit when they are suffering from both minor and serious allergic reactions.
Allergies are a result of the immune system responding to certain air particles, foods, and bodily contact with substances that your furry friend is allergic or sensitive to. Some typical symptoms our Braselton vet sees in pets with allergen issues include:
Anytime your pet is clearly suffering from some type of toxin or allergen, fast action is necessary to help your pet. Serious allergen and toxin encounters can include food allergies, bites from poisonous critters, plants, and chemical contact. Some symptoms that we consider ‘serious’ include:
The location of the symptoms and any information you provide concerning their recent whereabout or any changes in their lifestyle or diet can help us hone in on the cause of their reaction. Sometimes the culprit is obvious. However, our vet has the ability to perform a simple reactive test that can pinpoint those that aren’t.
Treatment recommendations will be dependent upon the type of allergy your pet is diagnosed with by our veterinarian. Often, avoidance of their allergen is possible, but in other cases, a steroidal pill or injection may be advised to help your pet deal with chronic and seasonal allergies.
If your pet is suffering from a serious allergy attack, call us right away at 470-209-7222. You can also enjoy a discount on your visit with our new client special!
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