Allergies in Pets and Infections in the Ears
Pet ears are sensitive to different situations and problems. In some cases, your pet will experience pain, inflammation and redness in the ears as a direct result of allergic reactions to different foods, environmental factors or other items. By visiting the Pet Ear Care Center in Cupertino, CA, you can help your pet recover from the situation and start the healing process.
Pet Allergies in Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Mountain View, Santa Clara, San Jose, and Sunnyvale, CA
Allergies take many different forms based on the situation and the specific type of allergen that impacts a pet's health. The most common signs and symptoms of an allergy include:
- Red and itching skin that looks similar to a rash
- Runny eyes
- Swelling, particularly in the paws
- Consistent licking
- Scratching the ears
- Ear infections
Allergy symptoms in a pet dog or cat look similar to the symptoms in a human. A pet can show redness, swelling or have difficulty breathing. In some cases, the inflammation spreads through the body and causes an infection in the ears.
When you notice any symptoms of pet allergies in Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Mountain View, Santa Clara, San Jose, Sunnyvale or the surrounding areas, visit a veterinarian and seek treatment for the situation. Early treatment can help limit the risk of ear infections or severe reactions. It also helps you identify the cause of the allergy so that you can help your pet avoid the allergen in the future.
Ear Infections from Allergic Reactions
Ear infections are potentially dangerous to your pet because it can cause severe pain, disorientation or even hearing loss if you do not treat the infection early. Signs of an ear infection that is caused by an allergic reaction include:
- Scratching the ears or rubbing the ears on different objects
- Discharge from the ears
- Unpleasant smells from the ears
- Walking in circles
- Hearing loss
Uneven Ear Canal Lining | Inflamed Ear Canal | Excessive Wax Production
Allergic reactions are a common cause of ear infections because the allergy causes inflammation throughout the body. Depending on a pet's reaction to the situation and health, the best solution to help with the infection will vary. Generally, our team of veterinarian professionals can identify the cause of the infection and treat the symptoms of the allergies and the ear infection so that your pet recovers and heals.
Treating Your Pets Ears in Cupertino
Your pet's ears play an important role in the way that your dog or cat responds to family members. Appropriate treatments for infections caused by allergies ultimately depend on the underlying causes of the allergic reactions. In general, we offer allergy medications that help reduce the swelling, rashes or symptoms of the allergies. We also provide appropriate options to help your pet recover from an infection by reducing inflammation and treating the underlying cause of the discomfort.
A pet is part of your family and you want to ensure that he or she remains healthy. Although allergies do not necessarily cause severe health concerns, you want to identify the allergen and treat the reaction for a pet's health. Contact us today at (408) 252-6380 to schedule an appointment!