Springtime allergies in pets

Spring can be an exciting time of year. Alongside the possibility of spotting lambs and chicks, the season also brings with it Easter and the promise of warmer weather. One downside to the spring, however, is the allergies that the springtime can bring to your pets.

Pets can get allergies, too

You may think that only humans are prone to airborne allergens such as pollen, trees, mould and insects, but your pets can also suffer from the same symptoms. Whether that’s a runny nose, watery eyes, itchiness, poor sleep or coughing, it’s possible that your pets can suffer from the same symptoms as you; alongside scratching, licking, chewing and rubbing. If your pet looks uncomfortable or can’t sit still, then they may be suffering from a spring allergy.

How to prevent allergies in pets

If you want to avoid the likelihood of your pet suffering from an allergy, then there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce their chances. Make sure that you wipe down your cat or dog after they’ve been outside, and limit the amount of fresh air that your pet is exposed to when they’re indoors. Be sure to bathe your pets regularly, and consider using antihistamines if they have been recommended by your veterinary nurse.

Give your pets some TLC this spring

Although your pets could suffer from allergies just like you, don’t let that stop you from having a good time this spring. Take your dogs on regular walks, or spend time with your cat in the garden. With warmer weather and lighter nights, having a pet is a great way to get outdoors and stay active. Indeed, research even suggests that pets can be used as an aid to distressing, so it makes sense to spend time with your furry friend if you can.

If you’re feeling the burden of caring for your pet this spring, get in touch with Kentish Homecare today. We offer a full pet care service, whether walking your dog or feeding your cat. Click here to find out more about our caring for pets service.

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