May is Allergy Awareness Month

By May 1, 2018 March 4th, 2020 No Comments

We are bringing awareness to Pet Allergies this month by offering 15% OFF all allergy testing.

Does My Pet Have Allergies?

A Food allergy is the most likely cause of allergic symptoms in animals under 1 year of age.

Symptoms Your Pet May Be Suffering From Food Allergies:

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  • Ear inflammation
  • Excessive feet licking
  • Generalized itching
  • Gastritis
  • Some cases: vomiting and diarrhea
  • Year-round symptoms and poor response to steroids

Dog Allergies

Dermatitis (skin irritation) is the most common symptom for dogs with allergies.

  • Intense itching and scratching (pruritis)
  • Feet licking and chewing
  • Face rubbing
  • Hair loss
  • Rash, skin abscesses and infection

Cat Allergies

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40% of allergic cats demonstrate similar dermatologic (skin) symptoms as dogs. Cats with allergies will excessively groom themselves, causing hair loss.

  • Feline acne, eosinophilic plaques or granulomas
  • Respiratory conditions including asthma, sneezing, nasal discharge, and watery eyes
  • Gastritis, vomiting, and diarrhea

If your pet suffers from any of these symptoms, it is best to bring your furry friend into River Bridge Animal Hospital to receive a thorough exam where our vet specialists can determine whether a topical or oral treatment would be best. Give your pet the relief they need!  Call us at 561-966-1171 .

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