Pet Allergy FAQs

At Bridges Professional Park Animal Hospital in Morehead City, NC, we care about your pet's overall health and wellbeing. If your pet is suffering from pet allergies, chances are that your pet is not living the best quality of life possible. A pet allergy can be difficult to diagnose and tricky to treat. Below, we have put together some FAQs about pet allergies to help educate our community. 


What Causes Pet Allergies?

Allergies can come from anywhere, and at times it can be frustrating for pet owners to watch their furry friend suffer and not know what’s causing it. Pets can be prone to environmental allergies. This can be allergens found in the environment outside, or within the home. A pet may be sensitive to certain detergents used to launder his or her bed, dust within the home, or cigarette smoke. Additionally, pets can suffer from seasonal allergies. These can be caused by certain pollens or spores released into the air. Lastly, pet allergies can also be food-related. It is important to remember that both your pet's food and treats can impact your pet's allergies.

What Are The Symptoms of Pet Allergies?

Symptoms can appear in several forms in your pet. For seasonal allergies, your pet may have congestion. This could be coughing, sneezing, or wheezing. Your pet may have watery eyes or a runny nose. Environmental allergies sometimes take the form of skin irritations. The skin may appear red or irritated and your pet may react with constant scratching, itching, or biting. As for food allergies, those often take the form of intestinal distress with your pet experiencing diarrhea or vomiting.

How Can a Veterinarian Help With Pet Allergies?

One of the best ways to work through questions you may have about allergies is to simply talk to our veterinarian. Often, working with a veterinarian will help you identify certain triggers within your pet's environment which may be contributing to his or her allergies. Our veterinarian will also be able to rule out the potential for bacteria or parasites causing the symptoms. Luckily, there is allergy medication that can eliminate or significantly mitigate the signs and symptoms associated with pet allergies. This medication can be taken orally and is often only required when your pet exhibits signs of allergy irritation.

At Bridges Professional Park Animal Hospital, based in Morehead City, we are proud to have a team of dedicated, caring, and knowledgeable professionals to provide veterinary care for the community. We understand that pet allergies can be frustrating for both you and your pet. We work together with our clients and furry patients to find solutions to eliminate or mitigate pet allergies. To learn more about how we can help, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (252) 247-5595.

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    Dr. Marci and the staff at Bridges have taken amazing care of my boys (who are not easy to work with I might add). They treat us like royalty and I wouldn’t trust my babies with anyone else. They are amazing, always so sweet, caring, and understanding. I just can’t thank them enough for keeping my sweet babies happy and healthy.

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    truly kind and caring doctor and staff. they honestly love animals and and put their patients above everything. I had to lay my dog down, it was a horrible time, and the doctor cared enough to make sure i got her paw print, some of her hair, and her ashes. Then i got a card in the mail from the vet herself that was heartfelt, they are not in it for the money, but for their love of animals.

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    I’ve been taking my birds and dogs to Dr. Taylor and her staff for a very long time – one of my cockatiels is 22 years old (they're only supposed to reach 12!) In healthy times, sickness and emergencies, the folks at Bridges have been there for me with compassion and excellent care. They are such a part of the community and are always active in animal rescue events, rabies clinics, and any opportunity to support animal welfare. These folks care like family.

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    I have a very high regard for Dr. Taylor and her staff. They take great care of my pets, and during a recent emergency, I was really impressed by Dr. Taylor’s tenacious, detail-oriented diagnostics and resulting treatment recommendations. Bridges is also the vet for Siamese Cat Rescue efforts in this area. I love the staff. They are so willing to work with us and they really support our efforts in caring for these amazing creatures and helping find them safe and loving homes.


    Dr. Roxanne Taylor is a great, caring vet. I breed, raise and show champion Doberman Pinschers and Dr. Taylor has been my vet for 18 years. She is beyond caring; I can site thousands of incidents. She is very thorough; her motto is ‘let’s find out, let’s be sure.’ Her staff, oh my gosh, they know who you are when you call, are so personable and do everything to make the animals feel at home. They are accessible, honest and truly love what they do. I couldn’t imagine finding better vete


    Oh I love Roxanne! The best way I can describe my experience with her is total trust. She is honest, deeply compassionate and not afraid to refer you to a specialist when it’s in the best interest of the animal. She snatched one of my Yorkies from the grave twice within his first two years of life! And when my sister and I lost our Poodles, she was so comforting. Our dogs just wag their tails like crazy when they see her; that’s a testimonial in itself!

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    I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Taylor and her practice. They go to extraordinary lengths to help animals . . . and their people! Before I moved here from New Jersey, I brought my dog to Dr. Taylor whenever I visited my daughter. It was a long way to travel to see the vet, but she helped me bring an abused very scared animal to health. She is very upfront and helps me make good decisions for my pets with complete information. I’m very pleased with the service I’ve gotten at Bridges Animal


    Dr. Taylor has been treating our dogs for more than 20 years. We breed show dogs and therapy dogs and are very particular. The folks at Bridges are gentle, kind and have never let us down. We have complete confidence in them and wouldn’t go anyplace else. We are really lucky to get to work with them.


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