It’s unfortunate that many people aren’t able to experience the camaraderie and companionship that comes with having a furry friend due to dog and cat allergies. For those who don’t have pet allergies and get to enjoy life with a furry friend, you can not forget about the possibility of your pet having allergies that need to be dealt with.
However great you are at being a pet-parent, it’s hard to tell if your pet has an allergy or if they are just being a little more weird than normal. (Dog allergy symptoms can range very common/subtle symptoms such as sneezing, vomiting, diarrhea, or coughing. The more peculiar signs your dog might have an allergy are snoring, chewing their paws, or increased scratching. Cat allergy symptoms are just as tricky to pick up on.) Some things you should be aware of that may be triggering your pet’s allergies are the outdoors; trees, grass, and pollens. As the seasons change and our allergies start to act-up your pet might start to sneeze a little more than usual. If your cat ventures into the wilderness of your backyard after spending most of their time napping inside, they might come back inside with some cat allergy symptoms. Dog food allergies are important to watch out for when switching between new dog foods or giving them the coveted scrap of human food.
The most important thing you can do when trying to treat your pet’s allergies is to be vigilant. If you recognize that your pet has any of these symptoms don’t ignore them. As subtle as many of these symptoms can be, it is important to take note of what may be causing them. If the symptoms persist and your furry-friend isn’t doing well, you need to take them to a vet as quickly as you can. ZippiVet is the perfect place to take your pet when they may be experiencing allergies, whether it may be your dog’s skin allergies or your cat’s food allergy. Open 7 days a week with no long waits or extra hassle, ZippiVet gets to see your pet quickly and get them the allergy treatment and medicine they need.