This time of year, many of us find ourselves dealing with watery eyes, runny noses and sore throats. At the start of spring, seasonal allergies get the best of many of us. But did you know that your dog or cat may also be suffering from seasonal allergies?
According to PetMD, here some clinical signs that your dog or cat may be affected by environmental allergens:
1. Eye redness and discharge. You may also see your pet pawing at her eyes or rubbing his face on surfaces, such as carpet.
2. Ear discharge and ear scratching/head shaking. The ear canal and ear flap accumulate allergens, become inflamed and cause discomfort for your pet.
3. Nasal discharge and sneezing. Our pets use their noses to check out their surroundings, so chances are good that debris and pollen will enter their nasal passages and cause irritation.
4. Coughing, gagging and swallowing. The allergens that enter the nose are also entering the mouth and nasal discharge also trickles down the throat.
5. Licking, chewing and scratching.
For information on how to help manage your pet’s allergies, visit https://www.petmd.com/blogs/fullyvetted/2013/april/allergy-season-for-dogs-and-cats-30092.