Animal allergies are a major part of our practice. Just like us, our pets can be allergic to foods, or things that they are contacting. Unlike us, many of the environmental allergens that would cause us to sneeze or wheeze can cause sign problems in our animal companions.  It is also quite common for animals to develop allergies to certain parasites, especially fleas!

Cody has chewed his feet because of atopy or environmental allergies.

This Chihuahua had a contact allergy to a topical medication.

Cats may manifest their allergies with eosinophilic granulomas as show in this cat's mouth.

This unlucky Shih Tzu has both food and environmental allergies.

The most common manifestation of environmental allergies is recurrent urticaria or hives.