Pets and Fall Allergies

Fall is a magical time at Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital. We enjoy the cooler days as the temperatures start to dip into the 70s, but we are also excited to see a lot of our four-legged pals as they come in for a visit with our trusted veterinarian in Winter Garden. What we don’t love is the fact that many of our friends are visiting because it is peak allergy season. If your pet is suffering from allergies and you live in or around Winter Garden, Windermere, or Clermont, contact Dr. Santiago at Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment.

What Fall Allergies are Common in Florida?

It is common for humans and pets to display the most significant signs of allergies in the spring as the plants are coming back to life and releasing pollen. In the fall, many plants release a lot of pollen again as they prepare for cooler weather. In Florida, weed pollen and mold spores are the most common causes of allergies in the fall. Cool, damp weather leads to more productive mold growth, and pollen is circulating from the grass, trees, and a variety of plants.

Common Signs of Pet Allergies

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Itching
  • Scratching
  • Nasal congestion
  • Rubbing or hitting the face
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Itchy, watery, and red eyes
  • Rash or hives

Treatment and Preventative Care for Pet Allergies

It is important to seek prompt veterinary care once you notice any signs of allergies in your pet. Many dogs and cats experience bald spots and damaged skin due to excessive and prolonged scratching, biting, and rubbing on their skin. Broken skin can lead to infections. Once our veterinarian knows that your pet suffers from allergies in the fall or year-round, preventative care can significantly reduce if not eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms. Your pet may need medication to control the symptoms, but there are shampoos and other products that can provide additional help.

Contact Our Veterinarian at Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital

If your furry friend is suffering from fall allergies or it has been a while since his or her last checkup, contact Dr. Santiago at Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital. We provide quality veterinary care for pets living in and around Winter Garden, Clermont, and Windermere, FL. Call our team today at (407) 554-3422 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.