Our Locations

Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

7871 Stave Lake St E130

Mission, BC V2V 0B5

(604) 286-0160

Pet Allergies

Allergies in pets are often caused by hypersensitivity to certain environmental or diet substances. Identifying and managing allergies is essential for ensuring your pet's well-being.

At Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital in Mission, BC, we understand how much allergies can disrupt your furry companion's lifestyle. Our experienced veterinarian is ready to provide the professional care they deserve to help them regain independence. We can assist anyone in the nearby area, such as those in Mission and Maple Ridge, BC.

Pet Allergies

What Are Signs of Pet Allergies?

Signs of pet allergies can vary depending on the type of allergen and the individual pet's sensitivity. Allergies in pets often manifest as skin, respiratory, or gastrointestinal symptoms. Recognizing these signs and seeking veterinary care for proper diagnosis and management is important. These signs include sneezing, constant scratching, itchy skin, or their eyes might become swollen and red.

Skin-related symptoms are common. Look for rashes or signs of irritation on the skin, such as redness or small bumps. Your pet may start licking or biting at certain areas of its body, which can lead to hair loss or hot spots. You may notice your pet experiencing a recurring ear infection or gastrointestinal issues, like vomiting or diarrhea.

How Does Our Veterinarian Treat Allergies?

Our vet conducts a thorough examination to determine the severity of your pet's allergy. It could involve blood or skin tests to identify the specific allergens causing the reaction. Once the allergens are identified, our veterinarian will develop a treatment plan tailored to your pet's needs.

Veterinarians can treat allergies using different strategies to help alleviate symptoms. These include prescribing medications, providing allergy shots, or recommending dietary changes. All pets are different, so the plan is customized depending on age, breed, or prior complications. The goal of providing relief remains the same for all pets.

Make an Appointment with Our Veterinarian

Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital in Mission, BC, is here to provide much-needed relief from allergies. Managing allergies in pets requires patience and a partnership with our veterinarian. Working together, we can identify triggers, develop a treatment plan, and help your pet live comfortably despite allergies. Visit our office if you live in the nearby area, or around Mission and Maple Ridge, BC. We're always ready to welcome new and returning furry clients to get the required care. Contact us at (604) 286-0160 for any questions.