Similar to humans, pets can experience allergies during spring due to warmer weather, blooming flowers, and higher pollen levels. In this article, we’ll explore how you can recognise and provide relief for these allergies so your pet can embrace the joys of spring without any discomfort.

Spotting allergies

Pets with allergies typically display a number of symptoms. Watch out for the following signs:

  • Red, inflamed, and irritated skin
  • Sores on the face, abdomen, back, or thighs
  • Increased scratching or licking
  • Itchy ears
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Swelling in the face, ears and mouth area.

What to do if your pet shows signs of an allergy

If you notice any signs your pet has an allergy, book an appointment to see your vet. They’ll ask you about your pet’s health history and perform an examination. They may also conduct diagnostic tests to determine the cause of the allergic reaction and recommend treatment. They may prescribe medications or recommend prescription food or shampoo.

Managing your pet’s allergies

In addition to following your vet’s prescribed treatment, you can take the following steps to help manage your pet’s allergies and prevent symptoms from worsening:

  • Consider using an air purifier in the room where your pet spends most of their time.
  • Regularly vacuum the rooms your pet frequents and dispose of the vacuum contents straight away.
  • Brush your pet regularly to remove foreign contaminants and loose fur.
  • Keep your pet’s bedding clean and change it regularly.
  • Be mindful of your pet’s bathing frequency and the products you use.

If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health, don’t hesitate to contact your vet. They’re the best source of advice and guidance regarding your pet’s health.