Evans East Animal Hospital Treats Itchy Skin and Ear Infections
Many pets are troubled by allergies that can produce a variety of symptoms, including itchy skin, rashes, and ear infections. At Evans East Animal Hospital in Denver, CO, we can help pets experiencing uncomfortable itchy skin and ear infections caused by allergies.
Causes of Chronic Itchiness and Discomfort
Dogs may develop reactions to several allergens in the environment, such as pollen, mold, or dust. Your pet may respond with constant itching, which can lead to broken skin and secondary infections of skin. In some cases, dogs may be allergic to some of the foods they eat, such as wheat, eggs, or beef.
Your vet may recommend an “elimination diet” that feeds the dog only one food at a time, gradually adding other foods to determine which one causes the reaction. Dogs and cats can also have an allergic reaction to the bite of fleas. Careful external parasite control measures can help to prevent the skin problems that result from these bites.
Allergy-Related Ear Infections
Some dogs are prone to frequent ear infections that may indicate an allergic reaction to a substance, rather than an injury to the ear or parasite like ear mites. Your veterinarian can determine the offending substance that is causing the reaction and can provide medications to reduce symptoms, so your pet can be more comfortable.
Make Evans East Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in the Denver Area
The veterinarians and staff at Evans East Animal Hospital use their many years of experience caring for animals to ensure the health of their patients in the Denver area. Our animal clinic offers many veterinary services, including wellness care, preventative care, surgery, diagnostic, dental care, and microchipping.
Contact Evans East Animal Hospital today at 303-757-7881 for an appointment to have your pet examined and to learn about effective treatments for itchy skin and ear problems in your pet.