How to Determine If a Pet Has Allergies, and What You Can Do to Help Them

Beverly Hills MI dog with pet allergies

When a pet has allergies, they typically won’t exhibit the same signs that people do. Instead of reacting to allergens in food or the environment by sneezing, pets may suffer through their skin.

Symptoms of pet allergies can range from incredibly painful to mildly uncomfortable, but either way, pets should be tested, diagnosed and treated for allergies. Left alone, allergies can lead to other serious health problems and even diminish quality of life. 

Know the Score

Pets that can’t seem to stop scratching, licking or chewing at certain spots may be suffering from allergies. If they continue, hair loss, skin rashes or inflammation, and even secondary bacterial infection can occur. 


Reverse Sneezing: Is My Dog OK?

If you’ve ever witnessed a dog experiencing reverse sneezing, you were probably startled, confused, and alarmed the first time you saw it happen. The unpleasant honking, wheezing, and snorting associated with reverse sneezing can be so disconcerting that some pet owners have rushed their dogs to the emergency hospital because of it.

Fortunately, reverse sneezing is rarely a cause for concern. Because it’s hard not to worry about our sweet pets, the team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to make sure our readers understand what reverse sneezing is, how to help, and when to be worried.