Is Your Pet Suffering from Allergies?
- 4 July 2018
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- Pet Wants
Whether it’s sneezing or a runny nose, it’s generally easy to tell if a person is suffering from allergies. However, when it comes to pets, the signs may not be immediately apparent. Knowing the signs of allergies and food intolerances can help you find ways to ease your pet’s discomfort.
- Chronic Scratching
It’s not unusual to see a dog or cat scratching part of its body. But scratching shouldn’t be persistent. If it is, there’s a very good chance the scratching is related to allergies.
- Skin That’s Red and Irritated
If you have any reason to think that your pet is dealing with an allergy problem, the next sign you can look for is skin that’s red and irritated. Common spots to check for irritation include your pet’s belly, ears, and between its toes. Even if you haven’t noticed your pet scratching, irritated skin can be a sign that an allergen or other irritant is bothering your pet.
- Excessive Licking or Face Rubbing
While cats are known for spending a lot of time cleaning themselves, a cat suffering from allergies will lick almost compulsively. The stomach and paws are the two most common sites of excessive licking linked to allergies. Another excessive behavior that can indicate allergies is face rubbing. If you notice your pet rubbing its face against a surface like the couch over and over again, chances are it’s due to itchiness caused by allergies.
- Hot Spots and/or Hair Loss
Hot spots can occur when skin continues to be exposed to an allergen. Our Pet Wants Skin Spray helps combat itchiness and discomfort. Hair loss on a hot spot or another part of a pet’s body can also indicate that your pet is suffering from allergies.
While you probably can’t eliminate the source of environmental allergic triggers, you can help your pet by providing great food to boost its natural immune system and Pet Wants Skin Spray to alleviate some of the itching.