Dog Allergies

Dogs and puppies can bring love and happiness to our households, however, they also come with challenges like health issues that can cause them distress. One common health problems in dogs is allergies, especially during changing seasons, and it can result in uncomfortable symptoms. At Johnstown Veterinary Clinic in Johnstown, PA, we provide various treatments to relieve any discomfort your pet may be experiencing and improve its overall health. Prior to vising us, learn about some common symptoms of allergies in dogs below:

Dog Allergies

Common Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs

  • Skin Rash — A skin rash is a strong indication that your dog has allergies. The rashes can cause also redness, bumps, and itchiness.
  • Itchy Ears — A dog that frequently shakes its head or scratches its ears may be experiencing itchy ears due to an allergy. Along with that, your dog’s ears may also be itchy if they have an infection, which can be from an allergy.
  • Excessive Shedding — Some shedding is to be expected, however, allergies can result in excessive shedding and big bald spots in your dog.
  • Changed Behavior — Allergies can cause a change in behavior in dogs and result in increased irritability, anxiety, and fatigue

Treatment for Dog Allergies

When you visit us, we will discuss your dog’s symptoms and any dietary or environmental changes with you. The most common types of allergens that can result in a reaction in dogs are pollen, certain foods, dust mites, and fleas. We can perform a comprehensive allergy test to help determine the allergens that is triggering symptoms in your dog. Afterward, we can create a personalized treatment plan that will provide your pet relief. Your dog’s treatment may include dietary modifications and allergy medications. Our vet may also recommend more frequent grooming and follow-up visits so we can monitor your dog’s health.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If your dog has allergies that are preventing him or her from being active, our team at Johnstown Veterinary Clinic in Johnstown, PA, can help. To learn more about the treatments that we offer or to schedule your appointment, call us at (814) 536-5105 today. If you’re seeking a veterinarian near me, we are ready to assist!