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Allergy-induced skin conditions are some of the most common reasons for bringing a pet to El Cid Animal Clinic. Do you think your pet is having an allergic reaction? Itching, scratching and hot spots are all good indications of allergies. Pet allergies are very common and treatable but can fester and become a serious health condition if left untreated.
Types of Allergies in dogs and cats:
Flea allergy: The bite or saliva of a flea on your dog or cat can cause intense allergic reactions, resulting in itchy skin.
Food allergy: An aspect of your pet’s diet triggers reactions such as itchy skin, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems.
Skin allergy or atopic dermatitis: An allergen or foreign substance is inhaled or contacts the skin, causing extreme itchiness. This can lead to skin infections or skin lacerations from excessive scratching.
Once the allergens have been identified, immunotherapy will be able to determine which product will best suit your pet to control the allergies.