Pets can develop allergies at any time during his life. Just like humans, pets have immune systems that recognise certain allergens as harmful. Allergens become problematic when they make contact with the skin, are ingested or inhaled. As the body tries to rid itself of the allergens a range of digestive, skin and respiratory symptoms start to appear.
Common allergens that affect dogs and cats are:
- Tree, grass and weed pollens
- Dust and dust mites
- Cigarette smoke
- Foods (chicken, dairy)
- Perfumes, shampoos, cleaning products
Allergy symptoms your dog or cat may show:
- Hot spots
- Itchy, red, moist, scabby skin
- Constant licking
- Itchy and runny eyes
- Itchy tail
- Paw chewing
- Hair loss
Treatment is as simple as removing the offending allergens from the immediate enviroment of your pet.
Speak to your local Just for Pets Independent retailer today if you have any concerns about your pets’ health and wellbeing.
Just For Pets Pet Health Check is a complimentary service offered in store, this is a great way to discuss any areas of concerns with the Pet Expert, however if the allergy remains unresolved, you should make a trip to your vet for a complete history and physical examination.