Common Golden Retriever Allergies in Vancouver
Just like humans, our furry friends often suffer from sensitivities and allergies to different substances found in our environments, the products we use, and our foods. While it can be difficult to narrow down your pet's allergies on your own, our pet dermatology specialists can help you determine to what your dog is allergic and help you control his or her symptoms.
Many of the same substances to which humans are allergic also cause golden retriever allergies. Some of these common allergens include the pollen of trees, grass, and weeds, mold, dust, mildew, various foods, fleas and ticks, prescription medications and parasite control products, perfume, cigarette smoke, cleaning products, fabrics, rubber, and certain plastic materials.
Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Pet Allergies
If your dog suffers from pet allergies, he or she will display certain signs and symptoms. These symptoms will vary depending on the type of allergy your dog has. If you ever notice any changes in behavior or symptoms in your pet, it is a good rule of thumb to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian. Signs and symptoms of allergies include:
- excessive scratching and licking
- hair loss
- scabs or flaking skin
- redness or color change in skin
- watery eyes
- sneezing, coughing, and wheezing
- snoring cause by blocked nasal passages
- swollen paws
- excessively chewing paws
If your golden retriever displays any signs or symptoms of dog skin allergies, we encourage you to schedule a pet dermatology appointment for your dog.
Schedule a Pet Dermatology Appointment for Your Dog's Skin Allergies
Our veterinary dermatology specialists will help you rule out any other causes of your pet's symptoms, pinpoint the specific allergens causing the reaction, and guide you through the treatment and pet environment control process.
To schedule an appointment with our Vancouver office, contact us at (604) 558-3376 or (604) 270-6163 for our Richmond appointment desk. We look forward to helping you keep your pets happy and healthy.
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