Spring Pet Allergies

While you may already be perfectly aware of your own allergies, make sure you consider your pet’s reactions to the environment as well. Grass, dust and other environmental allergens are significantly more present this upcoming time of year, and our pets can be affected by them, too. Symptoms of allergies in pets are similar to ours and may include:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Watery, itchy and/or red eyes
  • Itchy, flaky and/or red skin and ears

If your pet has environmental allergies, your Research Boulevard Pet & Bird Hospital veterinarian may suggest allergy medication. Frequent baths can remove allergens from your pet’s coat, and wiping their paws before they come inside can keep them from tracking allergens indoors. You should also vacuum and dust your home regularly to keep it low-allergen.