Seasonal Allergies in Your Pet
If your cat or dog seems to be sneezing a lot, it might be allergies. Pets have seasonal allergies to pollen and similar materials, too, and they can be just as annoying to the pet as they can to you. Your pet's immune system reacts to proteins just as yours does, which can result in a sneezy, unhappy pet. There are ways to treat this, as well as put some preventative care measures in place to hopefully reduce the trouble your pet goes through when allergy season hits. If you're in the Georgetown, OH, region, a veterinarian with us at Georgetown Animal Hospital can help you.
Seasonal Allergens Affect Pets, Too
Pets can suffer allergies to many things but some things are much more common. Pollen is a widespread allergen and it can evoke a number of symptoms in pets, from itchy skin to the aforementioned sneezing. Even excessive shedding can be a sign of a seasonal allergy, as can scooting along the ground. In other words, if your pet starts acting strangely but doesn't show signs of outright illness, contact a vet on our team because you could be looking at an allergic pet.
You may have to try a number of remedies to help the pet, just as you might have to try a number of different brands of medication when you have an allergy, for example. There are medications that your pet can take for the allergy. Do not give human allergy medicine to pets, even if you try to regulate the dosage to compensate. Human medicine is meant for humans and you don’t know what it could do to your animal. Consult with a veterinarian on our team if you are looking for pet allergy treatment.
There are other things you can try as well. Bathing the pet more might remove pollen grains that stick in the pet's fur, which can reduce symptoms greatly. Cleaning the pet's bedding more might also help.
Get Preventative Care and Seasonal Allergies Treatment from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team
We can at Georgetown Animal Hospital in Georgetown, OH, are where you should take your pet if you need to find out what's causing the allergy symptoms in your pet, such as sneezing. Get a proper diagnosis to make sure the symptoms aren't due to something else and to be sure you're treating the correct condition. Call us at (937) 378-6334 for an appointment.