Just like humans, pets can have allergies. Some pets may have insect allergies, food allergies, or environmental allergies such as pollen or mold. While most allergies can be effectively managed by limiting exposure, some allergic reactions require immediate care. If you suspect that your pet has allergies, you should have them examined by a veterinarian as quickly as possible for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Here are some signs that your pet has allergies.
If your pet is constantly scratching but doesn’t have fleas or another cause, it could be a sign of allergies. Your pet may be itchy all over, just on or in the ears, or in their eyes. Frequent scratching, especially scratching that could lead to injury or infection, should be addressed quickly.
Severe Allergic Reactions
Some pets may have a severe allergic reaction to food or environmental factors. You will know if your pet is having a severe allergic reaction because they will get hives or they may have swelling of the face, particularly around the snout and eyes. Your pet may also appear to be uncomfortable and breathe shallowly. These severe allergic reactions require immediate care.