This season is notorious for triggering allergies in humans, and it’s no different for your pets! Here are some common signs of allergies in both dogs and cats:
- Itchy eyes
- Excessive scratching
- Red or scabbed skin
- Paw chewing
- Constant licking
Allergies can be caused by a variety of factors such as food reactions, household dust, mold, fabrics, tree and weed pollen, and dander, so it’s important to figure out what the root of the cause is.
If you suspect your four-legged friend may have allergies, set up an appointment with us so we can determine what the cause of the reaction is and provide a proper treatment route.
For Your Cat:
Fatty acid supplements might help relieve your cat’s itchy skin. There are many shampoos that may help prevent skin infection, which occurs commonly in cats with allergies. Sprays containing oatmeal, aloe and other natural products are also available.
For Your Dog:
Weekly bathing may help relieve itching and remove environmental allergens and pollen from your dog’s skin. Talk to us to see which shampoos are best for your dog. If dust is the problem, be sure to clean your dog’s bedding at least once a week.