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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.

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