How to Know if My Cat Has Allergies?
28th Jun 2021
Did you know that your cat can experience seasonal allergies?
Cats are similar to humans in that they can experience problems we do, such as allergies.
If your cat is strictly an indoor cat, it can be difficult for them to experience summer allergies. However, if your cat ever goes outside, it only takes a little exposure for them to experience allergies.
Allergens can include:
- Flea Bites
If your cat is exposed to the elements of the outdoors, seasonal allergies are possible.
The best way to identify potential allergy exposure is through the symptoms your cat may or may not be experiencing.
Symptoms of these allergies include:
- Ear Infections
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Itchy/Watery Eyes
- Swollen/Sensitive Paws
- Red or Dry Skin
- Excessive Licking/Grooming
Allergies can be common in outdoor cats but this increases if your cat also has asthma. Be extra cautious and aware of these symptoms to stay on top of your cat’s health in this situation.
If allergies are progressing, a condition known as atopic dermatitis can develop. When this occurs, your cat can develop skin sores, scabbing, hair loss, and redness. If this goes unmanaged, these sores will only get worse.
How to Treat?
So what if your cat is experiencing summer allergies? It’s best to see a Vet of your choosing that you trust. Symptoms can range in severity and cause pain to your cat.
For some of these symptoms, many Vets will recommend medications that will stop the inflammation and pain for your cat. The downside is that these medications will put a temporary stop on the symptoms, but not address the underlying problem.
If you’d like to avoid a medicinal route for your cat, a great option is to find a homeopathic vet. They will take into account your cat’s history and health and look into natural ways to eliminate the problem and improve your cat’s health.
Lastly, the best method is ultimately prevention. When you avoid the problem altogether, it’s less stress and pain on both you and your cat. In order to prevent the problem, a great method is supplementation.
Supplementation gives your cat’s immune system the boost it needs to fight off anything, including allergies. In order to do this properly, we recommend Feline Immune Complete. It comes in an easy to use spray bottle that only requires 3 sprays on their food in order to improve their health.
If your cat has experienced allergies, let us know in the comments what works best for you!