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Pet allergies can cause a great deal of stress for dogs or cats, in addition to their owners. If your pet is currently dealing with symptoms that you believe may be an allergy, seeking treatment from our vet in Charlotte, NC may be beneficial. Simply contact Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Charlotte to make an appointment for a pet evaluation. Read over the following information about allergic reactions so that you are aware of the signs and learn about the importance of seeing our vet if an allergy is present.
There are several symptoms that indicate a cat or dog may have an allergy they are suffering from. A pet with a food allergy will likely have digestive distress in the form of vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. A pet that has a skin allergy will have visible marks on their body, such as bumps or hives or they may scratch at their coat constantly. Some pets will have cold-like symptoms like sneezing, coughing, or a discharge from the eyes.
If you think your pet has an allergy, it is important to determine what is causing it to occur so it can be avoided as much as possible. This can be done with the process of elimination. For example, if your pet has a skin ailment, change the shampoo you normally use to wash them to see if symptoms subside. If not, a different trigger is causing the problem. Keep a journal of symptoms to show to our veterinarian as this may help in pinpointing the trigger and appropriate treatment. Consider investing in an air cleaner in your home if your pet suffers from an environmental allergy as this will minimize symptoms considerably.
When you bring your cat or dog to our veterinary hospital for an evaluation, our vet will check your pet from head to tail for any signs of a medical problem that may be causing the symptoms they are displaying. If there is no medical difficulty, our vet may run tests to determine if an allergic reaction is indeed in play. Our vet will then provide your dog or cat with the appropriate treatment to stop allergic reactions symptoms from continuing. This may include the use of medication and lifestyle changes. A follow-up appointment is recommended to check that the treatment provided is working properly or if another course of action is necessary.
If your pet is suffering from an allergy, contact Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC to make an appointment with our vet for treatment. Contact our veterinary hospital today by calling 704-847-4796 to find out more information about our services.
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I have used Dr Johnson ever since she opened this office and my pets love her to death. She is very caring and does not rush you and always answers your questions in layman's terms. She loves her work along with her associates.