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Does Your Pet Have Seasonal Allergies?

 

When we think about the Spring and the watery eyes and sneezing, we don’t really think about our cats and dogs. But pets, just like us, get those pesky seasonal allergies to ragweed, grasses, pollen, molds, trees, and more. If you are concerned that your pet may be one of the unlucky few with allergies, there are ways to identify what is irritating them and help remedy their unfortunate side effects.

 

Below are some indicators that your pet may be experiencing seasonal allergies. Although these could be attributed to another health or environmental issue, there is a large chance that they are related to seasonal allergies.

 

•    Scratching & Biting

•    Inflamed & Infected Skin

•    Excessive Shedding

•    Paw Licking

•    Scooting or Licking Anal Region

•    Chronic Ear Infections

•    Respiratory Issues

 

To help soothe your pet's symptoms, there are temporary solutions. Frequent bathing with grain free shampoo and foot soaks can reduce allergens from entering the home. These are, of course, only to keep your pet comfortable before going to see your veterinarian for a more specific direction and long term management. Your vet may want to change your pets’ diet or they may recommend medication or supplements after completing allergy testing.

 

As some pets get older, they may become more sensitive to their allergies and it may develop into a year-round allergy versus seasonal. Keep this in mind when making decisions about long term relief and creating a healthier home that supports your pets’ unique situation. To be a responsible pet owner, you need to remember that your furry friends experience a lot of the same things we do. After all, we interact with the same environments and ingest a lot of processed foods which can affect us in similar ways. Making notes about changes in your home, products, or new foods you introduce to your pet is important to recall when you see the vet.

 

When it comes to your pets’ reactions, it could be an allergy that requires a lifelong medicated path or it could just be that new floor cleaner that is driving your cat to scratch or sneeze uncontrollably. Whether it’s a seasonal allergy or a localized issue, find the relief for your pet that you would want for yourself!

 

 

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When we think about the Spring and the watery eyes and sneezing, we don’t really think about our cats and dogs. But pets, just like us, get those pesky seasonal allergies to ragweed, grasses, pollen, molds, trees, and more. If you are concerned that your pet may be one of the unlucky few with allergies, there are ways to identify what is irritating them and help remedy their unfortunate side effects.

 

Below are some indicators that your pet may be experiencing seasonal allergies. Although these could be attributed to another health or environmental issue, there is a large chance that they are related to seasonal allergies.

 

•    Scratching & Biting

•    Inflamed & Infected Skin

•    Excessive Shedding

•    Paw Licking

•    Scooting or Licking Anal Region

•    Chronic Ear Infections

•    Respiratory Issues

 

To help soothe your pet's symptoms, there are temporary solutions. Frequent bathing with grain free shampoo and foot soaks can reduce allergens from entering the home. These are, of course, only to keep your pet comfortable before going to see your veterinarian for a more specific direction and long term management. Your vet may want to change your pets’ diet or they may recommend medication or supplements after completing allergy testing.

 

As some pets get older, they may become more sensitive to their allergies and it may develop into a year-round allergy versus seasonal. Keep this in mind when making decisions about long term relief and creating a healthier home that supports your pets’ unique situation. To be a responsible pet owner, you need to remember that your furry friends experience a lot of the same things we do. After all, we interact with the same environments and ingest a lot of processed foods which can affect us in similar ways. Making notes about changes in your home, products, or new foods you introduce to your pet is important to recall when you see the vet.

 

When it comes to your pets’ reactions, it could be an allergy that requires a lifelong medicated path or it could just be that new floor cleaner that is driving your cat to scratch or sneeze uncontrollably. Whether it’s a seasonal allergy or a localized issue, find the relief for your pet that you would want for yourself!