Did you know your pet can be affected by allergies?
Just as humans can suffer from skin allergies if they have reactions to substances in their everyday surroundings, so can dogs and cats. These allergies can make your pet’s skin and ears feel itchy and uncomfortable.
The causes of allergic skin disease
Allergic skin disease is caused by sensitivity to substances in the environment, such as fleas, house dust mites, pollen and mould spores. Diet can also affect the condition. In dogs, West Highland White Terriers, Bull Terriers, Boxers, Dalmatians and Retrievers seem to be at higher risk.
In cats, the disease doesn’t appear to be linked to a breed.
Treating allergic skin disease
It’s important that you talk to your vet to diagnose what might be causing your pets skin problems and for recommendations to ease their symptoms. Talk to your vet about suitable diagnostic and treatment options.