Allergy Symptoms in Pets

Allergy sufferers everywhere know how stressful allergies can be. What people may not know is that animals have allergies, too. Just like humans, their immune system sometimes overacts to allergens. However, their bodies respond differently than ours. It’s important to be able to identify allergy symptoms in pets, so steps can be taken to help them fight their allergies.

Humans tend to have respiratory symptoms when their allergies act up. Dogs’ and cats’ allergies act up differently. Their symptoms are more skin-based rather than respiratory-based. Though it’s important to remember that dogs and cats do sneeze and can get inflamed throats, too.

The most common sign of allergies in pets is excessive itching. If the pet has been scratching more in the last few months, check their skin to see if there are red inflamed areas, hives, hot spots, or rashes. These are signs of allergy. Dogs with allergies develop inflamed ears often, so check their ears, too. Runny eyes and red paws are also often marks of allergies.

It’s important to be able to identify allergy symptoms in pets, because if left untreated or if environmental factors don’t change, allergy symptoms in pets will grow worse over time. If there are any concerns about increased itching, or any other potential allergy symptoms in the pet, schedule an appointment with Healing Springs Animal Hospital.

Learn more:

Signs Your Pet Has Seasonal Allergies. Available from: Dog Allergies: Symptoms and Treatment. Available from:

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