Health & Wellness
Allergies can affect cats in multiple ways — reactions to foods, environmental circumstances and even flea saliva can make our cats feel uncomfortable. Veterinarian and pet health advocate Dr. Aliya McCullough has the scoop on cat allergies and how to get your pet some much-needed relief.
There are signs to watch out for if you think your cat is experiencing allergies. Some of the most common symptoms are:
Cat allergies can be caused by food, environmental circumstances (like airborne allergens) and fleas. Allergy attacks can happen from one or more of these causes at the same time. All cats, regardless of breed or age, can experience allergic reactions.
The most common cat allergy is a flea allergy caused by a cat’s reaction to flea saliva.
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Always talk to your vet to determine the best solution to your cat’s allergies. Some commonly recommended treatments are:
Talk to your vet about natural anti-allergy treatments like a home-cooked diet for your cat (with your veterinary nutritionist’s guidance), fish oil or Chinese herbs.
While there is no foolproof way to prevent your cat from having allergies, there are some small steps you can take to help make your cat a little more comfortable:
We hope your cat doesn’t experience allergies. But if they do, you’ll be prepared to act fast to make sure your cat is comfortable.
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