10 Things Your Pet Could Be Allergic To

10 Things Your Pet Could Be Allergic ToEvery seasonal change brings in a handful allergies. Many people suffer from pollen allergies during the springtime causing sneezing, congestion and a runny nose which is why the month of May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Likewise, your pets can be allergic to a lot of things, even without you really knowing about it. It is always important that you pay attention to their symptoms like they might be sneezing way too much or feeling a little lazier than usual.

Here are 10 things your pet could be allergic to, without you knowing about it. One of the most common signs that your pet might have an allergy is lots of scratching. Your pet might scratch themselves or rub against your furniture or wall; so look out for these times to all ensure your pet is healthy!

1. Fleas

Flea bite allergies are the most common allergies in the pet world. A simple flea bite can aggravate a wild reaction from the pet. It is important to make sure that your house is clear from fleas so that your pet can be at ease.

2. Beef

A lot of dogs have severe intolerance for beef. It is usual for pets to gain intolerance to meals that are served to them for years. Thus, it is important to change their meal now and then so that their body doesn’t become intolerant towards it and create a food allergy.

3. Dust

Just like you might find yourself sneezing a lot when your house is dusty, your pet might be allergic to household dust as well. Pets are mostly allergic to dust mites so it is essential to keep your house clean.

4. Pollen

Pollen is a very common allergy that any pet can have. When it is time for pollen, it is best to keep your pet super clean and make sure that whoever comes into the house cleans their feet and changes their clothes immediately.

5. Contact Allergies

These are very rare and cats are the only pets to suffer from this. Some cats react wildly to physical contact and that sign is enough for you to know that your cat is allergic to physical contact.

6. Flea Prevention Medication

Flea prevention medicines are really common with dog owners as they want to keep the nasty fleas away from their pets.

7. Fabric

Some pets react to fabrics like nylon or wool. If you have searched endlessly for all possible reasons that your pet is feeling itchy or is bothered continually, try changing the fabric they sit on or lie around on. You might see a difference.

8. Seasonal Allergies

Some pets get allergic to spring and some are allergic to winters. Itchiness is the most common sign that shows that your pet might allergic to seasonal changes.

9. Wheat

Some pets don’t like wheat and are allergic to it. It is always best to visit a veterinarian and let them set your pet’s nutritional facts for you. They will let you know whether your pet is okay with wheat or not.

10. Chicken

Chicken seems to be the top food item that you serve to your pet but some dogs aren’t really friendly with it. Your veterinarian is the best person who can help you decide what your pet is okay with and what he might be allergic to.

These are the top 10 things that a lot of pets are allergic to and most of the time, pet owners have no idea that their pet is reacting to wheat or maybe a fabric that they don’t feel comfortable with. Thus, it is best to visit Veterinary Sports Rehab & Integrative Wellness if you feel like your pet is irritated.

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