Posted by Lynette Hammond on 7th Aug 2019
Humans being allergic to cats is well-known, but not every cat owner is aware that cats can also suffer with allergies of their own. Vets often surprise cat owners with an allergy diagnosis as it’s not a condition that isn’t expected. Cat allergies happen when the immune system is sensitive to something it comes into contact with. The immune system thinks it’s something that is dangerous and therefore reacts in several ways to protect the cat.
The reactions show themselves as symptoms, which are as follows:
What is My Cat Allergic To?
There are many allergens that will trigger the allergic reactions in sensitive cats. Some of the common causes are:
A vet will be able to help you identify the allergen that is affecting your pet and there are medicines that will help relieve the condition and protect your cat against allergic reactions. However, there are additional steps you can take to help.
Does your cat suffer with allergies? Use the advice from your vet and our tips to improve their quality of life.
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