Helping Your Pet with Seasonal Allergies

Tis the season of sniffles, sneezes, and sore sinuses. That’s right. Springtime seasonal allergies are back, once again, and they affect many Australians. What many forget is that cats and dogs can experience seasonal allergies and often need treatment to ease their suffering, too. Natural remedies are available to help alleviate cat and dog allergies so that they can get back to their old selves.

If your dog gets itchy during spring, summer, and autumn, he or she is most likely reacting to seasonal environmental allergies. If the symptoms continue year-round, it could be a sensitivity to a certain ingredient in the food you feed him or her.

Pet with Seasonal Allergies

The general symptoms of allergies in pets include:

  • Itchy, red, moist, or scabbed skin
  • Itchy, running eyes
  • Increased scratching or chewing
  • Sneezing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Swollen paws
  • Constant licking

It is recommended that you visit your vet if you think that your pet is experiencing allergies. Your vet can recommend an antihistamine or provide suitable allergy medication. However, for seasonal allergies, you can help ease their symptoms starting at home. Check out these natural remedies for dogs with skin allergies and seasonal sensitivities.

Bathe your pet regularly. If possible, wash away the allergens from the coat and skin. The best way to do this is to bathe your pet with a specially formulated shampoo in warm water.

Environmental Allergies

Wash their paws. Stop the spread of the allergens moving throughout your house by washing the animals’ paws thoroughly each time they come inside the house.

Vacuum often. It helps to remove the allergens in your pets’ beds so that they aren’t lying in irritants (literally!). Clean and vacuum the floors and his or her bedding, on a regular basis, using non-toxic cleaning agents.

Maintain a well-balanced diet. Allergies are an immune system response, meaning it is important to keep your pet’s immune function at its optimum levels. You can do this by supplying a well-balanced diet for him or her, free from unnecessary fillers and animal by-products.

Don’t let allergies get in the way of your pet’s fun! Secure suitable pet doors in your home so that he or she can enter the home and head outside as they please. For the right door for your property and pet, contact Australia Pet Doors today!