If left untreated, allergy-related and dermatological conditions can fester and become serious health concerns for your pet. Therefore it is important to be able to identify the first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions.
- Inflamed ears
- Hotspots, especially those that recur
- Scratching or rubbing the eyes or mouth area
- Lesions on the skin
- Hair loss
- Red, itchy bumps on the skin
- Asthma-like wheezing or respiratory issues
All of these can indicate a serious dermatological condition or allergic reaction to allergens such as fleas, pollen, dust and various foods. If you notice any of these issues it is important that you bring your pet in for an evaluation because if left untreated they can become severe medical concerns.
Animal Hospital North is able to test for and treat a number of allergic and dermatologic conditions in pets. For allergies, this may include hyposensitization in which your pet is exposed to small doses of an allergen to prompt immunologic tolerance to the specific allergen. For both allergies and dermatological conditions, we will also take the time to explain your pet’s condition, how to prevent future occurrences, and the proper method of home treatment.