Cats unfortunately they may also have allergies: pollen, certain foods, ... But how do you know if you have this condition? What types are there? If you are allergic, you know that living with this "problem" can be a bit complicated, especially when it is an allergy that causes symptoms all year round. In the case of furry people, it can also be difficult for them to lead a normal life.
To help you, we will explain what are the allergy symptoms in cats, the types that exist and their treatment.
Types of allergy in cats
An allergy is nothing more than an overreaction of the immune system when it detects some substance that can be harmful to the body. The things that can cause an allergic reaction in the cat are the following:
- Some plants
- Flea insecticides
- Some foods
- Plastic materials
- Tobacco smoke
Allergy symptoms in cats
The symptoms that they can have are very similar to those that humans can have, the most common being sneezeplatforms, itching (both in eyes and nose), secretion (nasal and ocular), vomiting, reddened skin, cough. In the event that your friend has one or more, don't hesitate to take him to the vet for tests.
Treatment of allergy in cats
Depending on the allergen, that is, on the substance that causes the allergic reaction, the veterinarian will advise one treatment or another. Thus, if our cat is allergic to any food, the ideal is give him special hypoallergenic food, which contains nutrients that do not cause allergies.
In the event that you are allergic to flea bites, and especially if you have red or inflamed skin, we will have to bathe it with a special shampoo -recommended by the professional-, and put a suitable insecticide to eliminate these parasites. In addition, you will also have to put insecticide in the home to make sure that not a flea remains.
If you have an allergy to plastic materials, such as plastic feeders and drinkers, we will see that you scratch your head and neck a lot, and that you will avoid going near them. Therefore, you have to take him to the vet to give him the most appropriate treatment, and of course, We must replace both the plastic feeder and the plastic drinker with others made of glass, porcelain or stainless steel..
On the other hand, if the furry is allergic to cleaning products, perfumes or tobacco, we will have to change habits to prevent the animal from having allergy symptoms.
Thus, little by little, your friend will feel much better 🙂.