With Spring just around the corner…

As we look forward to Spring (and the warmer temperatures), it may inspire a love-hate relationship for people and pets with allergies. Many people and pets suffer from seasonal allergies in the Spring. Their bodies react to a variety of environmental allergens (substances that cause allergies) and the results can range from mildly annoying to severe. Seasonal allergies are more common in dogs than in cats.
What are signs of allergies? Most allergens are inhaled but some may also be ingested. Most dogs with seasonal allergies experience skin disorders rather than sneezing and watery eyes, and once exposed they usually become extremely itchy.

Pet owners may also notice some typical signs including licking the feet, rubbing the face, and frequent scratching. Your pet might also develop skin or ear infections.  If you notice these signs in your pet, contact your veterinarian and schedule an appointment.  Both people and pets have numerous options and don’t have to suffer.

Remember that we are open late and on the weekends to help care for your pet:
Monday – Friday:  7:30 AM – 10 PM
Saturday:  8 AM – 8 PM
Sunday:  10 AM – 8 PM

Your friends @ the Animal Hospital of Polaris
8928 South Old State Road
Lewis Center, Ohio  43035


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