Cat Allergies and What to Do About Them


Kids, much like we, may and do establish allergies. And their responses will differ almost as much as ours. Any reactions lead the skin issue of rash or something. Others may cause respiratory reactions like sneezing or runny nose. It is up to us as owners to find out what triggered, and what to do with, the allergic reaction in our pet. Learn more onĀ

What Is An Allergy Many allergies are triggered by a skewed or inadequate immune system reaction in the animal. The immune system treats a material as harmful, like pollen or a food ingredient. This causes the allergic reaction, such as sneezing, to relieve the material of the tissue.

The immune system protects our cat’s body against contagious micro-organisms located almost everywhere. There may be microbes, algae, organic agents or even a virus. When such ‘invaders’ are detected by the immune system, they react by releasing various chemicals into the bloodstream to ‘counter’ them. It is these compounds which are responsible for allergy symptoms.

Allergy forms Animals, food, inhalants, or interaction with a drug are the most severe allergies cats experience.

Fleas or other organisms And cats are allergic to saliva from fleas or fleas. The immune system overreacts, triggering extreme itchiness, especially around the base of the tail and thighs. The cat may scratch at the area causing more inflammation of the skin, producing a process which raises irritation. Insect allergies can also induce hair loss, vomiting and/or diarrhoea, runny eyes and infections of the nose, or even of the head. This is best to fully rid the cat and the world of the fleas or insects. Your vet can recommend any of the topical creams to soothe the inflamed skin. If the reaction was serious and skin lesions got contaminated, an antibiotic cream and/or antibiotic treatment can be administered. Itchiness can also be minimized when prescribing antihistamines.

Food allergies Skin sensitivity signs cause diarrhea and/or diarrhoea, scratching (without insects present), and hair loss. When you think if your pet has an aversion to food, you’ll need to place it on a regimen for removal. This involves moving into a whole different diet that your cat has not already consumed. It may be anything like a cat, a duck or a goose. Most cats have an aversion to dairy products and it is also important to remove milk from diet. When the signs have resolved, you will be able to reintroduce the old products one at a time, allowing a couple of days for each fresh reintroduction to insure no flare-ups. Cats that acquire an aversion to an ingredient in products that are tinned or packed. Beginning them on a customized diet without additives may make the issue simpler.

Allergies of inhalants Can can be caused by dust mites, moulds, home-used cleaning products or pollens. The symptoms typically involve runny nose and eyes, extreme itching, particularly around the head and around the ears, skin or hair loss scabby lesion. Taking skin scrapings or a biopsy to check for the specific allergen can be appropriate for the veterinarian. You’ll just need to make sure that your house is free of anything your cat responds to.