Does your cat sneeze often, or does it stop scratching? Maybe your cat suffers from some allergy. Here are the most common symptoms and causes of allergies in cats.
The most frequent symptoms of allergies in cats are:
• Sneezing, coughing
• Sore skin
• Eye discharge
• Itching in the ears/ear infection
• Snoring, due to the inflamed throat
• Biting the swollen legs/legs
Causes of allergies in cats
Cats can be allergic to many things, even surprising:
• Food allergens (gluten type)
• Trees, grass, mushrooms and pollen
• Fleas and pesticides
• Perfumes / essences
• Tobacco smoke
• Rubber or plastic products
As a good master, you will want to help your cat stay healthy. The most important thing is to remove the source of the allergy. Even if cutting the tree in the garden due to your cat’s allergy would be a rather extreme measure. Here are some tips:
- The perfume-free litter box. Cats can be allergic to essences.
- In case of a mite allergy, clean the kennel thoroughly once a week and vacuum twice a week.
- Sometimes it is not possible to remove the cause of the allergy from the environment of the cat (as in the case of the tree) or the symptoms do not diminish. Then it would be better to consult the vet.
- In case of continuous itching, you could try omega 3 and omega 6; The foods for cats based on fish often contain these types of omega.
Prevent fleas in your cat by checking his coat often. Before using a pesticide, consult your veterinarian to find out if your pet tolerates the medicine.
Food allergies are widespread among cats, especially allergies to proteins (animals and plants). While proteins are among the fundamental nutrients for the cat! So you need to understand immediately which protein is responsible for the allergic reaction: beef, lamb, chicken, fish, or even egg. Plant foods can also contain proteins. To understand which product causes an allergic reaction in your pet, you need to look carefully at it. How does the cat react after eating? Vomiting, irregular bedding, flatulence, or excessive itching can all be symptoms of a food allergy. In the event of an allergy, the usual food must be replaced with a product of different composition, in order to identify the allergen that causes the allergic reaction. Also, consult your vet to find out if your cat is suffering from a food allergy.