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Many pet owners are unaware of how prevalent allergies are in pets. Much like their human owners, pets can suffer from a variety of allergies that lead to irritation and even illness. Fortunately, through proper care, including regular visits to your veterinarian near Radford, you can do a lot to protect your pet. Our veterinary team can help you identify allergy problems and find solutions that ensure your pet enjoys a happy life, with allergies under control.
Pets can suffer from food allergies, seasonal allergies, and allergies to other substances in their environment. Like in humans, an allergy is an overreaction of your pet’s immune system to a substance. Where one pet can come into contact with the substance, such as pollen, and experience no issues, another pet may become itchy and inflamed.
Cleaning your pet’s area regularly can help minimize the accumulation of allergens. Regular baths can clean off allergens from your pet’s coat, while foot soaks can rinse off the allergens from his or her paws. Most importantly, talk with your veterinarian to determine the source of the problem and the best available solution. A variety of prescription shampoos and medications are available for severe allergy problems.
If you think your pet might be suffering from allergies, we encourage you to contact our animal hospital and make an appointment with our veterinary team. Contact us at (540) 639-3891 today to speak with us and we will be happy to schedule you an appointment