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Posted on 08-14-2017

Diagnosis & Treatment of Pet Allergies With Our Greensboro Emergency Pet Care Team 

Whether your dog is afflicted with mild, moderate, or severe summer allergies, our Greensboro emergency pet care team can help your animal find the relief he needs and deserves. summer pet allergies diagnoses from our greensboro emergency pet care team

Symptoms of Summer Pet Allergies in Dogs

If your dog has allergies, it may be hard to tell. Here are a few signs and symptoms you should be on the lookout for, especially during the summer months: 

  • Red, runny, irritated eyes
  • Excessive licking and scratching
  • Red, irritated, dry, scaly, and/or foul-smelling skin
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Runny nose

If your dog is suffering from seasonal pet allergies, then get him the help he needs. At best, allergies are uncomfortable and unpleasant for your animal. At worst, they may devolve into a veterinary emergency.

Treatment for Your Dog's Summer Allergies

The first step in treating your animal's allergy symptoms is understanding what's causing them. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Pollen
  • Vaccines
  • Smoke (e.g. from a campfire or barbecue grill)
  • Specific plants, including ragweed, blue grasses, and sagebrush
  • Fleas, mosquitos, and ticks, which may cause atopic dermatitis (among other health problems)
  • Household cleaners, especially aerosol-based products including spray-on sunscreen and bug spray

The preponderance of plants and bugs in the summertime can make it more likely for your dog to have an allergic reaction. Like humans, a dog's immune system can go into overdrive if it comes in contact with these seasonal allergens. 

Among the various types of emergency care in Greensboro that we provide here at Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic, our staff provides treatment of allergic reactions in your beloved canine companion. Typically, this includes education to you as the pet parent on how to reduce your animal's exposure to the known allergen, plus medications including antihistamines and steroids to help eliminate symptoms. 

Call Our Greensboro Emergency Pet Care Facility Today!

Is your pet showing signs of a summer allergy? Call our Greensboro emergency pet care facility now at (336) 288-2688 for fast and effective help. 

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