Navigation Links
Spring is Allergy Season for Cats and Dogs
Date:5/16/2013

Damariscotta, ME (PRWEB) May 16, 2013

Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic reminds pet owners they’re not the only ones dealing with allergies this time of year. Family pets such as cats and dogs have allergies as well.

Most people are not aware of the affects of allergies on their pets. Signs of an allergic reaction in dogs and cats differ from those in people. Commonly pets will be scratching, biting, rubbing and/or chewing themselves. Other symptoms include, but are not limited to head shaking, ear problems, re-current skin infections, skin rashes, respiratory problems and intestinal problems.

The most common reason a pet has allergies is due to inheriting from their parents the tendency toward producing an immune response to specific allergens. Repeated exposure to the offending allergen over a period of months to years will eventually cause symptoms. Typically there are short periods of symptoms which may be mild to unnoticeable. Repeated exposure over time causes the pet to experience longer periods of discomfort and more severe symptoms, which is usually when the pet owner notices a problem.

The most frequently seen allergens in pets are to food, dust/storage mites, fleas, and molds. Many pets are also allergic to tree and grass pollens. When seasonal allergies are combined with other allergens the signs and symptoms are more intense.

If a pet is showing any of the above signs or symptoms, Damariscotta advises pet owners to bring their animal in for a visit. Blood tests can be done to determine what allergens the pet is reacting to.

Removing, avoiding and/or reducing the offending allergen is the most important thing a pet owner can do. The veterinarian will decide on the best treatment depending on what they are allergic to. Some options available are long term medications and immunotherapy, which requires injections to be given. Success of treatment depends on the overall health of the pet, avoidance of the offending allergen, giving medications/treatments as directed and following any other instruction from a veterinarian.

For more information call Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic today at 207-563-3934.

About the company:

Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic is a full service veterinarian providing medical, surgical and dental care in a compassionate, caring manner with a personal touch. Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic is a staple in the mid-coast Maine area and has been proudly serving residents of Damariscotta for over 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.damariscottavet.myvetonline.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10737413.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cellars Wine Club Gives Ideas for Spring and Summer Gift-Giving on a Budget
2. Springer to collaborate with the Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders
3. Time and Gems Encourages Both Seasoned and New Buyers to Take Advantage of Spring Flash Sale
4. Palm Springs Sizzles at 31st Annual Southwest Dance Expo by Brad Schmett
5. Time and Gems Extends Spring Sale to Cater to Last Minute Shoppers
6. Sheldon Jordan MD, FAAN Releases New Book on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) for the Medical Community through Springer Publishing
7. Springer launches new book series Trends in Augmentation of Human Performance
8. Stealth Electric Bikes Enhances High Performance Upgrades and New Standard Features for Spring 2013 Release
9. Footwear etc. Announces the Spring 2013 Collection of Shoes and Sandals from Mephisto
10. Jon Renau 2013 Spring Collection
11. Nancy Di Nino's Bravado Marketing Services Springs into Action with the Talented Fitness Entrepreneur, Helen Coutts and Veraphit Apparel
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... The new web-based solution HIPAA ... practices, to better grasp and implement HIPAA’s privacy, security, and data breach requirements. ... well-defined, expert-created path to compliance. HIPAA Institute has positioned itself to be an ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... RNK ... sSOIP telemedicine stethoscope software that enables the stethoscope stream to go over the ... works with RNK’s flagship PCP-USB stethoscope. , Remote auscultation involves two software elements ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... The Beryl Institute announces ... (PXJ), an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal focused on research and proven practices ... (non-US) based authors, the third volume of PXJ continues to expand PXJ's reach ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... The Civilian Corps of the ... the civilian nurses that care for its uniformed service members, the retired service members, ... 1974 designating May 6th through May 12th National Nurses Week. It acknowledges the hard ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... WACO, Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... Corporation will offer an incentive to people who share their fitness journey on ... footwear and premium first aid products, will award a $100 product voucher each week ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... May 2, 2016 Kalorama Information noted the ... Records) market in a recent white paper.  The healthcare ... physician usage, a growing market are among the top ... Kalorama,s report EMR 2016: The Market for ... seventh complete study of the EMR industry, and the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... , May 2, 2016  Deerfield announced ... financing of Graybug Vision, Inc. Graybug Vision is ... therapies that may transform care for ocular diseases ... Graybug Vision,s technology was first developed at Johns ... a startup venture. Graybug Vision ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... , May 2, 2016  Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: ... today announced data from the first cohort of ... trial (the OVATION Study) combining GEN-1, the Company,s ... the treatment of newly-diagnosed patients with advanced ovarian ... interval debulking surgery.  In the first three patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: