Spring is in full swing now, and we’re so excited about the warmer weather and sunnier days. However, with this season comes the dreaded allergies. Like us, our pets can also suffer from seasonal allergies. And there is nothing worse than watching them itch uncontrollably or drag themselves across the carpet as they try to make themselves feel better. It’s important to recognize the symptoms of allergies in your pets so they can get relief quickly. These are three things you should look out for:
1. Uncontrollable itching.
Itching is a clear indicator that your pet is having a flare up of skin issues, such as allergies. If your pets seem to be itching themselves more frequently and intensely than usual, there is a good chance they are suffering from allergies. Be sure to watch out for an excess of scratching near the face and armpits.
2. Multiple ear infections.
If you’re in the office for multiple ear infections, that is usually a sign of allergy issues with your pet. Be sure to look for redness, bumps, scabs, and even do a smell test in the ear. If you notice an odor, it’s an ear infection.
3. Biting and licking their skin.
If you notice your pet biting their arms and paws or licking themselves in a manner that is in excess of normal licking, they may be suffering from allergies. If they lick and bite too much, the open wounds can become infected, causing further skin issues to flare up.
Our team is here to help with all of your pet’s seasonal allergy needs. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.