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3 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies

Pet Allergies

While you might not think about your pet suffering from allergies, they are quite common. Knowing when to bring your pet to Sheehy Animal Hospital in Livonia for allergy treatment will help you keep your pet as comfortable as possible. Read on to learn more about three signs your pet has allergies.

They Develop a Visible Rash

Pet allergies often present as a noticeable rash, but you might need to look carefully to see it. Rashes from allergies often show up on areas of your pet's body that come in contact with an allergen, such as their stomach. Take a moment to check underneath your pet's fur to see if you notice any redness or irritation.

They Lick Their Skin Excessively

When a pet has allergies, they'll often attempt to remove what is causing so much irritation from their skin. One of the most common reasons for pet owners to bring their dog or cat to our Livonia hospital is seeing that they won't stop licking their fur. If bathing your pet doesn't seem to stop the behavior, then you might need to have your pet tested for common allergies.

They Scratch Enough to Create More Irritation

If the irritation continues long enough, then your pet's licking and scratching may become excessive enough that it causes more problems for their health. At our Livonia Animal Hospital, we often see pets that have developed hot spots on their skin. These raw areas on their skin look similar to a rash, but the hair in the area is typically gone. A visit to Sheehy Animal Hospital is essential for preventing infections in these patches of skin so that they can heal.

Pet Dermatology Services in Livonia

Your pet can't tell you if they have allergies, but they will show you their behavior. Make sure to bring them to our Sheehy Animal Hospital in Livonia at the first sign that something is triggering your pet’s allergies. We'll help you figure out what they are allergic to and provide you with the best course of treatment for improving their comfort level throughout allergy season. Call us today at (248) 615-7670 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.

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