Pet Allergies

Pet Allergy Treatment with Our Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team

Cats and dogs can suffer from allergies just as much as their human companions. It can be important to find the right pet allergy treatment for your furry friend.

If your searching for a veterinarian in the Laguna Niguel, CA, area, look no further than South Coast Veterinary Hospital. We can help your pet fight back against those nasty allergens. In addition to our array of other services, we offer pet dermatologist care. 


If you need more information on pet allergies, read on to learn more.

Pet Allergies

Allergic reactions in pets can be caused by a number of things. There may be allergens in your pet's environment, like dust, pollen, and mold.

Parasites and insects could also be the culprits. Often, if your pet has fleas, they can have an allergic reaction to the flea's saliva.

Another cause of allergies is food. Your pet could be reacting to chicken, eggs, wheat, dairy, or more.

Symptoms of Allergies in Pets

These can be signs of an allergic reaction, but they could be signs of other illnesses. It may be a good idea to consult with a vet on our team if you notice:

    • Itchiness
    • Hives or scabs
    • Swelling of the face, lips, ears, eyes
    • Red, irritated skin
    • Sneezing
    • Licking or rubbing
    • Runny nose 
    • Watery eyes
    • Diarrhea or vomiting

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pet Allergies

If you suspect your pet has an allergy, a veterinarian on our veterinary team can give him a pet wellness exam. This might include a careful inspection of the skin (for scabs, bites, and parasites), skin scrapings, various skin tests to rule out causes, and an evaluation of the pet's diet.

Depending on what is found to be the cause, your vet may suggest a dietary change, flea treatment, or a course medicine like an antihistamine.

You can also help your pet fight off allergies at home by washing his bedding regularly, bathing him, and keeping him indoors when the pollen is especially high.

Get Pet Allergy Treatment from Our Veterinary Team

If you're concerned about pet allergies or any other medical issues your pet is experiencing, we at South Coast Veterinary Hospital in Laguna Niguel, CA, are here to help. Our staff of professionals are happy to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at (949) 249-7777 for more information from a vet on our team. If you are looking for a pet dermatologist, we may be able to help.

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