Cat and Dog Allergies and Skin Disorders: Treating Your Pet's Discomfort in Wimberley

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Dog Allergies In Wimberley, TX
Dog Allergies In Wimberley, TX

It’s common for dogs and cats to suffer from skin conditions and allergies, but these issues can be stubborn to treat if they are left to their own devices. At Wimberley Veterinary Clinic, we routinely help pets find relief from their itchy skin and related issues, taking a tailored approach to find a solution that meets the patient’s unique needs. If your companion shows any signs of an allergy, which you can learn more about below, we encourage you to reach out so our team can help.

The sooner we can treat your pet’s skin disorder and/or allergy, the sooner they can return to a happy, normal life. Call (512) 847-5630 or request an appointment online.

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Signs of Allergies in Dogs and Cats

Do you notice any of the following conditions and/or behaviors in your pet? If so, be sure to let us know!

Excessive scratching, licking, or biting at the skin

Recurrent ear problems

(swelling, pain, yeast)

Swelling around the eyes or lips

Hair loss or bald patches

(especially between the toes and under the arms/legs)

Scaly or flaky skin

Red, inflamed skin

Sneezing, coughing, or wheezing

Strong skin/ear odor

Wimberly Veterinary Clinic has gone above and beyond when it comes to my family of fur babies!! They have shown compassion to all of my most precious companions. They have taken the time with me to explain each an every move an treatment they preformed on our babies. Hi highly recommend this clinic and all who work there if you need a reference give them a try and you too will (feel) the same way. To anyone who is looking for a vet that you can count on call Wimberley!!! They also have made my life easier by providing house appointments making the whole vet visit less stressful!


Types of Allergies and Skin Conditions Seen in Dogs and Cats

Pets can experience all kinds of allergies and skin conditions, each with its unique causes and symptoms. Some common types include:

  • Flea allergy dermatitis: An allergic reaction to flea bites, which often causes severe itching.
  • Food allergies: Reactions to certain ingredients in pet food, leading to skin and gastrointestinal issues.
  • Environmental allergies: Triggered by pollen, mold, dust, and other environmental factors.
  • Contact dermatitis: Caused by direct contact with irritants like chemicals or plants.
Cat With Skin Allergies
Cat With Skin Allergies
Dog With Swollen Eyes
Dog With Swollen Eyes

Why Timely Intervention is Important

Without timely treatment, your pet’s allergy and/or skin condition can get worse. Dogs and cats can only respond to their itchy skin by licking and scratching at it. If this licking and scratching goes on long enough, it can cause the break down of your pet’s protective skin barrier, leaving them vulnerable to a bacterial infection and other systemic health issues. Also, pets can experience stress as a result of their chronic discomfort, and their mental well-being is just as important as their physical health.

Prompt care ensures a more clear-cut diagnosis and appropriate treatment, preventing further complications.

We can help to alleviate your pet’s itching and get their allergies or chronic skin condition under control. Call (512) 847-5630 today or make an appointment online.