Do you suffer from allergies? As the weather changes it sure causes allergy sufferers to struggle. Just like humans, pets can suffer from allergies. You may find this surprising and have never noticed your pet act differently or exhibit signs of allergies. Or maybe you have noticed your pet show signs of being uncomfortable or agitated but it left you unsure of what was wrong.
If Your Pet Does Suffer from Allergies, Look for These Symptoms:
- Increased snoring
- Hair loss
- Red eyes
- Watery eyes or nose
- Coughing or sneezing
- Head shaking
- Constant licking or chewing on their paws or other areas of their body causing sores
These symptoms are a sign an allergy is what’s bothering your pet. If your pet is demonstrating these symptoms try to determine if it’s due to a household product you recently started using. Symptoms can be caused by irritation due to a new perfume you began wearing or detergents used to wash bedding your pet sleeps on. If your pet continues to suffer from symptoms, this indicates that your pet may in fact be experiencing those symptoms due to the change in season.
Seasonal Allergies Are Caused By:
If any of the symptoms mentioned describe your pet’s behavior, make an appointment for them to be seen by their veterinarian. If the veterinarian determines your pet is suffering from allergies, follow his or her directions to get a handle on your pet’s suffering. The veterinarian may prescribe allergy fighting medications such as Diphenhydramine or Atopica. Frequent baths or soaks in prescription grade shampoos like PhytoVet C 4% may be recommended to help alleviate your pet’s symptoms as well. It may take some time to find the right medications or treatments for your pet. Evaluate your pet closely and try your best not to get discouraged if you have to try a few different methods of treatment. Your pet will appreciate your help to alleviate their aggravating allergies.