Allergies and itchy skin are common problems for dogs and cats. A range of factors, including environmental allergens, fleas, food, and medications, can trigger these conditions.
Some common signs of allergies and itchy skin in dogs and cats include:
- Excessive scratching
- Shaking ears and head
- Biting or licking at the skin
- Redness or swelling of the skin
- Crusty patches or pustules on the skin
- Hair loss
- Rashes or hives
If you see your pet in distress over itchy, irritated skin, including the ears or rear end, our team of care providers is more than happy to help. Treatment options will vary based on your pet’s unique issues. Our team may recommend changing their diet, prescribing relief medications or antibiotics or antifungals to treat infections, allergy shots, or referring your pet to a board-certified dermatologist. These treatment options can go a long way in relieving your pet’s allergy-related health concerns.