Does your pet sneeze, have runny eyes or cough? He or she may have allergies!
Our pets can have allergies, just like us. We typically see seasonal allergies flare up when the seasons change. This time of year is when most cases arise. Here are some symptoms to look for in your pet:
– Excessive sneezing
– Discharge from the eyes
– Redness in the eyes
– Licking, especially feet
– Hair loss and/or redness of skin
Cats can also develop allergic airway disease, which is similar to asthma. If your cat develops a cough, visit your veterinarian.
Pets can have allergies to many things such as dust, pollen, fleas and even food! If your pet shows symptoms, contact your veterinarian. If the symptoms are mild, an antihistamine may be used. Other medications may be used if the symptoms are more severe. Your pet may even need a food trial or allergy testing to rule out certain allergens. ALWAYS check with your veterinarian before giving any medication. Doses are very different for animals than humans.
For more information on pet allergies check out this link: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/dog-care-allergies.aspx