Allergies can affect animals just like they do humans, and can be just as miserable for them to suffer from too. Allergies occur when the body views a normally harmless substance as a hostile invader. To protect itself, it releases chemicals called histamines which create the symptoms that we associate with having an allergic reaction.
Most people consider pets to be part of the family. Therefore, in the same way people react when human beings are in need of emergency medical attention, pets should also receive the same concern. However, to keep pets safe at all times, one would need to know the common veterinary emergencies and when to seek help. Some of the common pet emergencies include: