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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Could you per be suffering from allergies?

Pets show signs of allergies in very different ways to our typical signs of sneezing and coughing. So, it’s important for us to be able to detect signs of allergies in pets:
1. excessive licking
2. general odor
3. ear inflammation or discharge
4. copper-stained paws
5. hair loss
6. circular crusty skin lesions
7. red pimples
8. greasy skin
9. dandruff
10. thickened skin

Veterinarians can perform various tests including:
• Skin smears
• Skin scrapings
• Cultures
• Urine tests
• Blood tests
• Allergy testing

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