How To Cure Your #pet's From Allergies? Blog
Pets are no different from humans when it comes to changes in the environment or food quality. Any change that may not suit them causes allergies. Many symptoms such as itching, soreness, constant licking, lack of appetite, rashes, hair loss, vomiting, behavioral problems indicate allergic problems in your pet.
Allergies in pets can be broadly classified into 3 categories:
1. Flea and Tick Allergy
Summer and spring time is crucial for all your pets because maximum fleas and ticks infect them at this time. It's necessary to keep them from getting infected. So, to prevent flea or tick infection one must
Bath your pet with Flea/Tick Shampoo to disinfect them.
Flea and Tick Collar from Bayer, Bayopet is a highly useful method for controlling these parasites.
Effipro Spray can be used on both cats and dogs, which effectively kills the fleas within 24 hours and ticks within 48 hours of application and prevents from further infection for 6 weeks in cats and 3 months in dogs.
To ware off the fleas, heat a pot of water and add few lemon slices in it. Let it cool for a few hours and dip your pet's Flea Comb or a sponge and wash your pet's hair with it. It will repel the fleas from coming anywhere near it.
2. Food Allergy
If your pet has had an excess of a certain food item, his body might reject it. It might cause him to throw up or induce improper bowel movements leading to diarrhea.
Consult a vet to find out whether it’s a food allergy or food intolerance, and proceed with the change in the diet plan accordingly.
To prevent this, change the diet of your pet. Healthy and nutritious diet is essential for their wellbeing. If your pet is allergic towards a particular substance, stop giving that in their food. Find an alternate to feed your pet.
3. Environmental Allergy
There are numerous variants in the pet's surroundings which can be a cause for their allergies. Dust, pollens, certain trees are common causes of allergy. This might lead to skin diseases in them and this condition is commonly known as Atopy or Atopic Dermatitis.
Most affected areas from this allergy are ears, wrists, ankles, muzzles.
For the prevention and remedies, proper diagnosis must be done by the vet. Some of the ways to treat and prevent atopy are:
Wash the pet's bedding in hot water on a regular basis.
Vacuum and clean the house regularly to keep of any dust particles or pollen grains from entering your premises.
Immunotherapy or Hyposensitization is an effective way of treating canine atopy. The vet will give your pet injections of the allergens to which it is sensitive. It reduces itching in 60-80 percent of cats. The only drawback of this therapy is that it takes almost a year to treat the cat.
Omega-3 fatty acids help in decreasing inflammation. It will benefit the pets and avoid allergic reactions. We can get omega-3 acids in krill oil, salmon oil, tuna oil, anchovy oil and other fish body oils.
Clean up your pet when it comes from outside. It will reduce the chances of your pet carrying infections all around in the house.
Steroids can be used when the allergic reactions are severe. Vaccines eliminate the chances of allergy, which must be given with a vet’s consultation. Medicines such as corticosteroids and antihistamines like Benadryl can also be given to control itching.
Depending on the pet and the severity of the allergy, a vet might make additional changes in the medicines and the diet.
Cleanliness is healthy for all. If you own a pet, bath your pet properly, clean the surroundings near him and provide them healthy food.