Just like humans, pets can be reactive to the outdoors during different seasons. While we can rely on over-the-counter medications to combat our pollen or mold spore allergies, it’s tougher for dogs and cats to fight off reactions to environmental allergens which can cause skin irritations and other discomfort. At Radnor Veterinary Hospital, we see pets who suffer from reactions to pollen, mold and plant allergens. Helping your pet is often a matter of prevention as much as it is treatment.
Cats can suffer from allergies too. Those that have true allergies will suffer from sores, scabs, or discharge from their ears or eyes. They can also develop issues with a loss of shine to their fur, and dandruff. In addition, you might be surprised to learn that both cats and dogs can have allergies to the foods as well! Our veterinarians can help identify what may be causing your pet’s discomfort through ruling out the factors mentioned above, and also through diagnostic and allergy testing.
You might be tempted to share out your Benadryl or other allergy medication with your pet, but that can be dangerous or life threatening. Your best bet, besides taking care of the environment, is to make an appointment with one of our veterinarians to have your pet checked out. Our team is experienced at treating a variety of pet allergies, and we’re happy to help your furry family member to feel better during this allergy season. Call our office at 610-687-1550 to make an appointment.