Signs that your pet might be allergic

Although many people are allergic to pets, the pet's immune system also disables them. Just like people, when the immune system of dogs and cats begins to recognize that certain everyday substances (or allergens) are dangerous, they all have allergies. Dogs like to scratch or chew, but if your puppy does this too much, they may get allergic.

Let's take a look at some typical signs and symptoms, and your cute puppy or kitten may have problems. What are the cats and dogs allergic to?

Pets may be allergic to a wide variety of things, including environmental factors, household items, and food materials. Some common allergens include:

  • Tree, grass and weed pollen
  • Food ingredients (eg beef, chicken, pork, corn, wheat or soy)
  • Dust and indoor dust mites
  • Cigarette smoke
  • prescription
  • Flea and flea control products
  • Dander
  • Cleaning product
  • Insecticide shampoo
  • perfume
  • Fabric

Dog seasonal allergy

Due to pollen and other environmental allergens, especially dogs, furry family members can also feel pain in the spring. Seasonal allergies in dogs are usually caused by environmental allergens such as dust mites, fleas, molds and grasses, trees, weeds and flower pollen. Pay close attention to your dog's abdomen, claws, ears, face and armpit area. If your dog has been paralyzed, it may be one of the symptoms of your dog's allergic reaction.

If your dogs have allergies, their skin may become really itchy. It may begin to rub or scratch excessively and may bite or chew certain parts of the body. It may rub against vertical surfaces such as furniture or sliding across the floor. As the itching scratch cycle continues, the skin may become inflamed. Hot spots may develop and eventually lead to bleeding or hair loss.

What shallI do if I found my pets have allergies?

It is important to address this issue in the first sign of discomfort. The easier it is for your pet to come into contact with allergens, the more intense and persistent the allergic reaction will be. Some pets have relatively mild seasonal symptoms and can be bathed in a hypoallergenic shampoo or taking a drug spray.

The best treatment for allergies is to remove harmful allergens from the environment. However, it is easier said than done. If you are not sure what causes an allergic reaction to your pet, please go to the vet. After a physical examination, he or she may be able to determine the source of your dog's allergies. If not, your vet can recommend a skin or blood test, or a special elimination diet to find out what causes an allergic reaction.