Like people, dogs are susceptible to allergies that can irritate their skin. If you notice your furry friend scratching, biting, or chewing on their skin more than normal, they could be suffering from allergies. Various irritants can trigger allergies in dogs, including food, plants, dust, pollen, and fleas. At Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital in Riverview, Florida, your pet can receive skin allergy treatment to relieve them of irritating symptoms.
Causes of pet skin conditions
Food, flea bites, and elements in your pet’s environment are some of the most common causes of allergic skin reactions in dogs. Food allergies can trigger reactions such as dry, itchy skin, skin rashes, facial swelling, ear infections, and hives.
Similarly, your pet may be allergic to substances in their environment that trigger atopic dermatitis. Indoor allergens could be dust, mold, chemicals in household cleaning products, or even chemicals in grooming products. Outdoor allergens could come from plants in your garden, pollen, or other foliage your pet comes in contact with during their daily walks or romps in the park.
Many dogs are allergic to flea bites. Flea saliva can prompt itchiness, particularly on your pet’s tail, or red, inflamed skin that can become infected from incessant scratching or biting. When brushing your pet’s fur, you should check if they have fleas or other pests that can cause skin conditions.
Symptoms of canine skin allergies
Some tell-tale signs that your pet is suffering from skin allergies are:
- Scratching, scratching, and more scratching!
- Excessive biting or licking of the skin
- Rubbing of the face or ears
- Bottom scooting to relieve itching
- Skin rashes, irritations, or sores
- Open wounds due to excessive scratching
- Fur loss
Skin allergies are not only irritating and painful for dogs. They put them at risk of developing a bacterial infection by creating open sores from scratching. If you notice your pet suffering from these symptoms, contact our practice for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.
Pet skin allergy treatment near me in Riverview, FL
Your best recourse to alleviating skin problems in your pet is working with your vet. Our team has ample experience with pet dermatology issues and can put your furry friend on the road to recovery.
The first step toward treatment is uncovering the source of your pet’s skin issues. This can be done through allergy testing to pinpoint the allergen(s) triggering any symptoms. Once we’ve isolated these allergens, you can take measures to eliminate them from your pet’s diet or environment to foster healing. We may also recommend medicated shampoos, injections, or allergy medications to manage your pet’s condition.
The good news is that you don’t have to put up with irritating pet skin conditions. Get the relief your furry friend needs with skin allergy treatment from Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital in Riverview, FL. To schedule an appointment with our team for canine allergy treatment, contact us today at (813) 670-8881.
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Dr. Keshava Eega
Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital
Dr. Keshava Eega moved to the United States in 2003 to further his passion for practicing high-quality and modern veterinary medicine in a challenging environment. Having graduated from the College of Veterinary Science in Hyderabad, India, he then completed his Master’s in Animal Science and the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam in 2006. Dr. Eega then completed his clinical rotations at the Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently obtained his license to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Florida. Dr. Eega possesses thirteen years of experience in corporate practice in Orlando as both an Associate Veterinarian and a Lead Doctor. Through the course of his tenure, he has gained vast and widespread experience and exposure in both the practice of high-quality veterinary medicine and soft tissue surgeries. He also possesses professional interests in preventive care, senior pet care, skin cases, nutrition, behavior and wellness exams, particularly for both cats and dogs. Dr. Eega also possesses Fear Free certification which enables him to rid pets, owners and even veterinary health care teams of fear, stress, and anxiety. Hence, in the hands of Dr. Eega, you can be assured that your pet receives modern, customized care in a comfortable environment!