Pet Allergies in West Loop, Chicago, IL

Did you know pets can experience allergies like people? If you notice your pet scratching or licking more frequently, it’s possible your dog or cat is affected by a skin disorder, parasites, or allergies. The team at Partners Animal Hospital West Loop can promptly diagnose and treat cat and dog allergies to provide relief from troublesome allergy symptoms.

What are Symptoms of
Pet Allergies?

Although your pet can’t tell you if they’re dealing with allergies or a skin condition, but we recommend keeping an eye out for any of the following symptoms or behaviors:

  • Scratching, chewing, or licking at the skin
  • Red, raw skin
  • Hair loss (due to licking and scratching)
  • Runny eyes and nose
  • Rubbing at ears and face
  • Red or irritated eyes
  • Unpleasant odor (from infected skin or ears)
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Common Causes of Allergies in Dogs and Cats

Your pet can experience reactions due to specific allergens they are exposed to in their daily life. Such allergens include:

  • Fleas
  • Pollen, grass, and mold spores
  • Pet or human dander
  • Synthetic materials
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Dyes and other chemicals
  • Food ingredients such as beef, chicken, and eggs

Providing Allergy Relief in West Loop, Chicago IL

Our team will perform a thorough physical examination and discuss potential allergens your pet may have encountered to cause any symptoms. Your veterinarian may recommend diagnostics such as blood testing or skin cytology to narrow down the offending allergen. Once we determine the allergen, we can help create a plan to adjust your pet’s lifestyle and avoid and/or limit exposure. We can also offer treatment to relieve their symptoms or secondary infections via oral medication, topicals, medicated shampoo, or a hypoallergenic diet. If you think your companion is suffering from pet allergies, call us at Partners Animal Hospital West Loop to schedule an appointment.