8 Symptoms Of Pet Allergies
Pet Gal Sam explains how to recognize and treat allergic reactions in your pet. Her qualifications include working as a Veterinary Triage Receptionist at a 24 hour Emergency Animal Hospital in Northwest Austin and treating sick cats at Austin Pets Alive.
Allergic reaction in pets take many forms and happen for many reasons. Symptoms can range from swelling to difficulty breathing. Allergic reactions vary in severity, but should always be taken seriously. The following symptom(s) may indicate an allergic reaction:
· Rash or Hives
· Licking or Scratching
· Itching, Runny Eyes
· Labored Breathing
Causes of allergic reaction vary, as well. The most common causes for an allergic reaction are (not limited to):
· Ingestion of food, plant or substance
· Insect bites
· Flea preventative
Recommended Treatment For Dogs
The standard Benadryl tablet is safe to give at 1 milligram per pound, and each Benadryl tablet is 25 milligrams, making it easy to calculate the correct dosage for your dog. Administer the tablets every 8 hours. Benadryl can be both short or long-term treatment for allergies. However, it’s crucial to discuss your pet’s medical history, potential causes of the allergic reaction and the best plan of care with your veterinarian.
If you think your pet may be having an allergic reaction, contact your veterinarian immediately to seek medical attention.