Did you know your pet is allergic? Spring pollen or household dust can trigger sneezing, congestion, and itchy eyes in your pet. Investing in an air purifier can help remove pet dander from the air and remove allergens that cause pet allergies.
Pets have as many allergies as people: food allergies, skin allergies, acute allergies, and inhalant allergies. Today we're going to focus on inhalant allergies in pets. Pets tend to spend a lot of time indoors, and allergies can develop when pets breathe in pollen, dust mites, mold spores, or other allergens floating in indoor air. These symptoms include tearing, wheezing, sneezing, or a runny nose. Some cats and dogs may also suffer from ear infections. They may also develop itchy skin, where they constantly chew on their paws or scratch, resulting in red, inflamed paws or bald patches where the hair has been scraped off.
Here are some tips that can help your pet avoid allergies.
Some air allergens can land on your pet's fur, causing allergies or skin infections. Use a fragrance-free body wash or a medical body wash to remove these allergies.
Improve indoor air quality
An air scrubber can effectively remove particulate pollutants from the air, and HEPA filters can capture these particles, which can effectively ensure indoor air quality. Be sure to keep doors and windows closed when pollen counts are high.
Pets with severe allergies can be treated with medication. Be sure to give your pet medication strictly according to the doctor's instructions after consulting your veterinarian.
There's so much crossover between inhalants, skin, and food allergy symptoms that it's impossible to determine which allergy you're dealing with without a skin test or controlled diet test. So it's good to approach the problem from all angles. As mentioned above, pet bathing, indoor air quality improvement, and medical treatment are recommended. Allergies can also be prevented by reducing your pet's exposure to potential skin allergens such as grass or laundry chemicals. You can also talk to your veterinarian about choosing a pet food that contains only one source of protein to see if it can make a difference.
Considering all the possible causes of allergies, a few simple changes at home can effectively prevent allergies in pets.