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cat and dog allergies in colorado springs, co

Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs & Cats

How do you know if your dog or cat has allergies? There’s no single symptom that points to allergies, and unfortunately, many of the allergies that occur could also be indicative of another condition. Therefore, it’s essential to bring your pet into your vet for further testing if notice any of the following:

  • Excessive itching, biting, and licking at the skin
  • Chewing at paws
  • Red, irritated looking skin
  • Alopecia (hair loss), usually around the face, neck, belly, and armpits
  • Odor from the skin
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Overgrooming (cats)
  • Vomiting/diarrhea (in the case of food allergies)
  • Runny nose and eyes

Possible Allergens for Dogs & Cats
in Colorado Springs, CO

Cats and dogs can be allergic to many of the same things we are, and allergens may include:

  • Flower, grass, and tree pollens
  • Mold and mold spores
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Flea bites
  • Cleaning items
  • Perfumes/air fresheners
  • Certain fabrics (usually synthetic)
  • Food ingredients (pork, beef, chicken, eggs, dairy, etc.)
dog sneezing
cat licking its fur

Managing Cat & Dog Allergies in Colorado Springs

After we rule out any other conditions, we can start forming a management plan for your pet’s allergies. Since each pet is unique, it may take a few different tries to see which treatment option works best for them.

Options may include:

  • Cytopoint (an injection for dogs that controls the itch for 4-8 weeks)
  • Apoquel (a daily tablet for dogs)
  • Atopica (a daily tablet for dogs and topical for cats)
  • Immunotherapy treatment (helps reduce your pet’s sensitivity to the allergen; formed from an allergy test)
  • Topical creams and medicated shampoos
  • Flea prevention (in the case of flea allergy dermatitis)
  • Antihistamines
  • Antibiotics and antifungals for secondary infections
  • Food elimination diet for suspected food allergies
  • And more