Common Allergies in Pets and their Treatments

Posted by Allerpet on August 19th, 2018

Pet animals are a vital part of our life. They make our life very special with their presence. We need to take proper and overall care of them. Despite providing complete comfort and protection, pet animals especially dogs and cats can suffer from different types of allergies very easily. Before knowing how to treat different allergies in dogs and cats, we need to understand appropriately about different kinds of allergies in both dogs and cats.

Allergies in Dogs:

Prolonged exposure to different allergens can cause the weakness of the immune system in dogs. The weakness of the immune system means there are higher chances of dogs suffering from allergies. If the exposure is too prolonged, the immune system, known for protecting from allergies or other harmful mechanisms, starts working against the body and causes over-reaction.

The most common symptom associated with Allergies in Dogs is itching of the skin. Itching might be localized on a particular part of the body or generalized on the whole body. In some severe cases, itching of the respiratory system is also seen which can cause coughing, wheezing and/or sneezing. If the allergy is not treated on time, it might also affect the digestive system and can cause different digestive problems like diarrhea and vomiting.

How common are allergies in dogs?

Unfortunately, allergies are widespread in most of the dogs of almost all the breeds. Most of the time, allergies appear after the six months of age.

Allergies in Cats:

Just like dogs, cats can also get affected with different allergies very easily. The immune system of the cat gets extra-sensitive to even widespread substances and always tries to treat them as dangerous ones. A cat having a weaker immune system or extreme reaction may develop allergies with most of the environments and even harmless particles.

Some common symptoms of Allergies in Cats are sneezing, coughing, itchiness on the skin, itchiness of eyes, diarrhea, vomiting, snoring due to inflamed throat etc. Cats may also develop different types of food allergies with most of the food products. This type of allergies may develop in cats with any age and at any stage of life.

 How common are allergies in cats?

 Just like dogs, allergies in cats are prevalent and can be seen in most of the breeds.

 Treat Allergies in Dogs:

 Allergies in dogs are widespread and taking them to physician or hospital, again and again, is not easy. You can Treat Allergies in Dogs very quickly at home by following some tried and tested methods:

 -    Wipe down your dog after every walk to remove all possible allergens.

-    Use hypoallergenic shampoo for bathing.

-    Apply a medicated spray on a regular basis.

-    Use healthy and safe dog supplements like biotin and omega-3s.

-    Keep an eye on your dog and stop eating something unsafe or harmful.

 Treat Allergies in Cats:

 Following these methods can help you to Treat Allergies in Cats. Let’s have a look.

 -    Using home remedies like nasal lavage and saltwater work wonders in most of the allergies.

-    If home remedies are not working, you can give antihistamines, corticosteroid nasal spray or mometasone.

-    Immunotherapy or allergy shots are very successful.

-    Use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) air-filters to keep the air clean and safe.

-    Keep the humidity level around 40 per cent

Also See: Immune System, Treat Allergies, Pet Animals, Very Special, Dogs, Cats, Allergies
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