Pets also get seasonal allergies

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The times when allergies in pets are the worst are usually spring and fall but Dr. Erin Brown with Mountain View Animal Hospital says she has seen more flare-ups in pets with the recent warmer temperatures. They cause your pets to be re-exposed to pollen.

Dr. Brown says itching is the number one symptom along with sneezing, dry skin and upset stomach.

"The easiest way to try to treat it is just try to minimize exposure to whatever they're allergic to whether is getting a lukewarm washcloth and wiping their feet after they've been outside or giving them baths on a regular basis to get the pollen out of their fur," says Brown.

She says it's necessary to take your pet to the vet when you notice sores on the body or if there are signs of ear infections or stomach upset.