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Welland Veterinarian discusses seasonal allergies in dogs

August 13, 2013

Has your dog been scratching a lot lately ? Shaking their head?   Have you wondered what is causing all these problems?  A Welland veterinarian would like to share some insights into this common problem for dogs at this time of year.

We commonly ask you to take a very simple test know as the  ESP TEST  to determine if your dog has seasonal allergies.

E ARS-  are they red,?inflammed? have a strong odour ?is your dog shaking/scratching them?

S KIN- is the skin dry? flaky? greasy? is there excess hair loss? redness,? pustules or scabs?

P AWS- is your dog chewing its feet? is there brown discoloration of the fur around the paws? is the skin between the toes inflammed?

If you are seeing these symptoms in dogs your Welland Veterinarian can help your dog feel more comfortable faster.  Seasonal allergies in dogs often start with these mild symptoms at  first but can quickly deteriorate into more serious infections if not treated properly in the early stages.

The road to recovery starts with establishing the correct diagnosis.  Unfortunatley there are other diseases that can cause similar symptoms in your dog that are not caused by allergies.  Your Welland veterinarian is experienced in managing these conditions and can put you on the right track promptly.

For more information on skin allergies in dogs visit  http://www.petfoodnutrition.com/seasonalallergies/

At the Main West Animal Hospital we have been committed to caring for pets for over 35 years.   We understand the incredible bond that develops between people and their pets because we are pet lovers too.  At our hospital we take pride in making a difference in the lives of pets and creating lasting friendships with our clients. We believe that pets are an important part of our family and our community.  We come to work each and every day dedicated to consistently providing compassionate care to improve the lives of pets and their families.

Our highly trained veterinarians and friendly staff create a warm welcoming environment for you and your pet.  Our full service Veterinary hospital uses the latest equipment and technology to ensure we can provide the best care for your pet.  We are dedicated to taking a holistic approach to Veterinary medicine, treating the whole patient and not just the symptoms.

Our hospital provides preventative health care and vaccinations options for pets. We also offer animal chiropractic care,advanced surgical, medical, dental and emergency services. We are fully equipped with In-house Diagnostics, X-ray, Laser Therapy and Endoscopy services.  We would love to meet you and your pet, contact us today so that we can start building a relationship with your family (905)735-7877 or visit us online at www.mainwestvet.com