Common Pitbull Allergies from Our Vancouver Specialist
At Animal Dermatology Specialists of Vancouver, our certified pet dermatology specialist offers diagnosis, treatment, and management services for skin problems in pets of all sizes. If you have a Pitbull as a pet, you should be aware of some common skin allergies that tend to affect a Pitbull's health and quality of life. By being able to recognize signs of skin allergies in your pet, you can seek the proper treatment and care your dog needs for relief.
Common Pitbull Allergies to Watch For
Pitbulls are short-haired dogs, which instantly makes them more prone to skin allergies and other dermatological problems than longer-haired pets. That's because their skin is more exposed to the elements, such as the sun, pests, and allergens.
One of the more common Pitbull allergies we see in our office is that of an environmental allergy that can manifest itself in signs like excessive licking, "hot spots" or bald spots in the fur, irritated bumps on the skin, and similar symptoms. Many Pitbulls with environmental allergies have these symptoms seasonally. If this is the case with your dog, there's a chance your pet is suffering from dog skin allergies related to your local climate.
Some Pitbulls are also prone to dog skin allergies caused by direct contact of an allergen to the skin, such as a plant growing in your backyard or even a detergent you use on your pet's bedding. You may notice that your dog's skin seems cracked and irritated, or that your dog does a lot of scratching and chewing of certain parts of the body that come into contact with an irritant. In some cases, your dog may even develop bald spots of fur, revealing raw skin.
Treatment for Pitbull Pet Allergies from Our Vancouver Specialist
Our Vancouver specialist can help treat all types of pet allergies, helping your Pitbull find relief from irritation and discomfort. Contact Animal Dermatology Specialists of Vancouver to schedule an appointment at (604) 558-3376, or call our Richmond office at (604) 270-6163 today.