Lots of people struggle with allergies this time of year—but it’s not just people who suffer. Grass, dust, pollen and other environmental allergens affect many pets as well. Symptoms of allergies in pets are like our own: coughing, sneezing, and watery, itchy eyes. Pets may also start licking and chewing themselves excessively as skin irritation is a very common symptom.
If your pet has environmental allergies, your Frankfort Animal Clinic veterinarian may suggest allergy medication. Frequent baths can remove allergens from your pet’s coat, and wiping his feet before he comes inside can keep him from tracking allergens indoors. You should also vacuum and dust your home regularly to minimize allergens.
If you suspect your pet is suffering from seasonal allergies, make an appointment online or call us at 502-227-9611.