Asthma and Allergies in Pets: What you need to know!
Does your pet cough, wheeze, scratch excessively, or seem lethargic? These symptoms could be signs of asthma or allergies, two common respiratory conditions that affect cats and dogs. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, these conditions can worsen and even threaten your pet's health and quality of life.
Asthma is a chronic inflammation and narrowing of the airways that makes it difficult for pets to breathe. Environmental allergens, such as dust, pollen, and mold, can trigger asthma attacks, as well as stress, exercise, and cigarette smoke. Allergies, on the other hand, can be caused by a variety of factors, including food, fleas, and environmental allergens. Common signs of allergies include itching, scratching, ear infections, redness of the skin, and hair loss.
If your pet has been diagnosed with asthma or allergies, it is essential to identify the triggers and take the necessary steps to avoid them. Regular home cleaning, pet grooming, and air purifiers can help reduce exposure to allergens. Consult with us for proper diagnosis and treatment, which may include medication, immunotherapy, or dietary changes.
At Town & Country West Veterinary Clinic, we offer a range of treatment options to help relieve your pet's allergy or asthma symptoms. Apoquel tablets and Cytopoint injections can provide fast and long-lasting relief of itching and skin inflammation. Heska allergy testing can help identify the specific allergens that trigger your pet's symptoms, allowing us to customize an immunotherapy treatment plan for long-term allergy control.
Don't let your pet suffer from untreated asthma or allergies. May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and we are here to help you provide the best care and management for your furry friend. Call us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.
Town & Country West Veterinary Clinic
1770 Powder Springs Rd SW
Marietta, GA 30064