The Spring season is already in full force and our skin, and noses are surely feeling it! I wanted to give out some good tips on allergies for you all to have for FYI & reference. In this blog post, i’d like to cover:
- what allergy symptoms are
- What we can do to help treat those allergies
What allergies to worry about this year?
Seasonal allergies are generally formed by variants only present during specific times of the year such as Spring and Summer. Popular allergens may stem from:
- tree & grass pollen
- dust & dust mites
- mold & mold mites
- flea bites
- fresh grass
How to React & Treat Allergies?
Best action plan is calling your veterinarian and setting up time to figure out what allergens and pollens are causing the reactions your Kritter may be experiencing. Your veterinarian will have several options to treat your Kritter with along many affordable price ranges. I found a great blog post on some available treatments from Dr. Patrick Mahaney of PetMD. I’ll include that in the references below.
General Symptoms ..
In Dogs & Cats, these are the general symptoms you may see in your animal or kritter:
- Itchiness of Paws, Face, Ears,
- Swelling of the face, ears, lips, eyelids, or earflaps.
- Red, inflamed skin.
- Please remember to never self medicate an animal or kritter without seeking the advice of your veterinarian. Not all over the counter products for humans will be safe for your animal or kritter.
- The Weather Channel, “Dogs Can Have Seasonal Allergies, Too”. Click Here for link to article.
- Dr. Patrick Mahanney & PetMD, “5 Best Treatments For Your Pet’s Allergies”. Click Here for link to article.
- Fetch by WebMD, “Cat Allergies: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, & Diagnosis”. Click Here for link to article