Help! Is it an Allergic Reaction or Pet Poisoning?

When something is wrong with your pet, the world may seem upside down. Many frantic pet owners turn to the Internet for information. While there is a lot of good information out there, sometimes this can take you down a dark rabbit hole if you are not careful.

Instead of wondering whether your sick pet is experiencing an allergic reaction or pet poisoning, never forget that you can call on us at Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic to give real, expert advice.

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Knowledge Is Power: Understanding Pet Allergies

Baby shepherd scratchingWe all have some experience with allergies. Whether we personally suffer from a seasonal or other allergy, or know someone who does, most of us are aware of the miserable symptoms that accompany an allergic reaction to pollen, mold, food, or other substance. The same is true for our four-legged friends when they struggle with allergies.

Allergies in pets often remain undiagnosed, and pets can continue to suffer needlessly as their symptoms go untreated and their exposure to the allergens continues. Learn how to tell if your pet has an allergy, and how to get him or her back on the road to health.

What Is An Allergy?

Allergies are an overreaction of the immune system to foreign particles. These particles, called allergens, can be almost anything; common pet allergens include: Continue…