Pet owners never want their companions to suffer, but cats and dogs cannot explain how they feel. Instead, it is up to the owners to pay attention to their pets’ behaviors and attitudes in order to tell when something is wrong. Continue reading for a few signs that your cat is suffering from allergies.
“Hay Fever” Symptoms
Cats may react to certain types of allergens in the same way that humans do. Just like humans, cats might experience watery eyes that itch. If your cat has allergies you might also notice bouts of sneezing or coughing. These reactions tend to be amplified if your cat already suffers from asthma. Cats are also prone to allergic reactions that cause problems with their skin, like itching. Take your feline friend to the veterinarian if you notice any signs of these hay fever symptoms.
You might notice an allergic reaction in your cat but fail to label it as such. Some cats experience gastrointestinal symptoms when they have allergic reactions. These symptoms may include diarrhea and vomiting, and they often occur when your pet experiences a food allergy. Talk to your vet about your cat’s diet and symptoms.
Exposure to Allergens
Your cat will be much more likely to suffer from allergies if she is frequently exposed to feline allergens. Unfortunately there are many different allergens out there and it can be tough to tell what your cat is reacting to. Your kitten may be allergic to common household items like cleaners, certain types of food, or even the very cat litter that you put into the litter box. A house full of mold, perfume, and cologne can also cause your cat to experience allergies. It is important to remember that different cats can be allergic to different substances, just like humans.
Does your cat seem to be suffering from allergies? Contact Horizon Animal Hospital or visit our website. We can find out if it is indeed allergies that your cat is suffering from, and we can treat the problem. Please feel free to call us at (480) 800-4559 for more information about us.
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