Pet allergies may not be apparent when you first adopt a kitten. It is important to monitor your pet's behavior, including his dietary habits and grooming schedule. If you notice that your kitten is scratching or licking a lot and his back or other parts of his body feel bumpy, your pet may be suffering from an allergic reaction. Call our veterinarian at Unleashed Pet Care in Westland, MI, for guidance and treatment for your pet’s allergies.
Learn About Allergies
Kittens and puppies may inherit several kinds of skin abnormalities, which may not be apparent until a pet is a few months old. There are also instances in which a grooming or bathing product, bedding, or a type of food may contribute to skin irritation.
During an initial visit, your pet will be checked from head to tail, to ensure that he is healthy and to determine the severity of the allergic reaction. You may be given a topical ointment or an oral medication, which will ease your pet's symptoms. Follow any directions that are given to you, which may include administering medication and switching products or pet food varieties that you have been using.
Monitor Your Pet and Contact A Veterinarian
If you decide to forego an appointment with a veterinarian for the time-being and instead choose to keep a close eye on your pet, there are some things that you can do at home that can help ease the symptoms that your kitten or puppy is experiencing.
Stick to one specific type of food that is formulated for puppies or kittens. Use care products that are designed to be used with small pets. Avoid bathing your young pet since he will be able to care for his fur without the use of soapy products. Use a comb to brush your puppy or kitten's fur, but refrain from grooming your pet if he is exhibiting signs of discomfort.
Pet Allergy Relief in Westland, MI
A hot spot is an area that may become infected, due to constant scratching and licking. For this type of skin problem, reach out to one of our friendly associates at Unleashed Pet Care, to set up an appointment to have your pet examined. Pet allergies can make your furry friend miserable, call us today at (734) 469-2800 for allergy relief.