May is a season notorious for allergies in humans, but did you know it’s also a prime allergy season for pets? Paw Prints Ltd. and Tulsa Veterinary Hospital are here to remind you of things that can cause allergic reactions in your furry companions. Let’s take a look at some of the most common allergies below!
Cats and dogs are prone to be allergic to many similar things. In spring in particular, grass and weed pollen, as well as molds are the most common sources of allergies. Additionally, be wary of dust, as it can be irritating for dogs, and possibly contain pollen that can affect cats. Other things that can cause allergies are perfumes, household cleaners, fabrics, fleas or flea-control products, and prescription drugs.
There are also some things that affect specifically dogs or cats without you knowing. For dogs, rubber or plastic materials can be harmful, which may be signs of a latex allergy. If you have a cat, they may be allergic to their kitty litter. Watch your animals closely if they seem to be having strange reactions to some of their toys or daily necessities.
Dogs also share similar food allergies to cats. Take a look at the following list for some of the main foods to not give your pets as a treat.
- Fatty foods
- Raw/Undercooked meats
- Dairy products
- Salty snacks
- Foods containing Xylitol
If you think your pet has allergy symptoms, and if necessary, contact Paw Prints Ltd. and Tulsa Veterinary Hospital for further assistance.
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