5 Common Causes of Pet Allergies

5 Common Causes of Pet Allergies

If you are a pet owner, you may have noticed that your furry friend tends to scratch or chew more than usual. This could be a sign that they are suffering from an allergy. Allergies are common in pets and can cause them a great deal of discomfort. In this post, we will look at some of the most common signs and causes of pet allergies and what you can do to help your furry friend feel better. 

1. Fleas and Other Insect Bites

The common house flea can live for up 100 days if they have access to food. Just one flea is enough to set off an allergic reaction for your pet. Flea baths and regular flea prevention treatments are the best way to prevent fleas.

2. Food

Just like humans, pets can develop allergies to different ingredients in their food, like corn, grain, soy, fish, and more. The best way to help a pet with a food allergy is to invest in hypoallergenic food.

3. Dust & Dust Mites

Making your house dust-free is nearly impossible and with dust often comes dust mites. They are invisible to the eye, but can have an itchy bite for your pet. The best way to keep your house dust free is to dust, vacuum, and clean regularly along with washing towels, bedding and rugs in hot water.

4. Mold

When mold spores become airborne, pets can develop a sensitivity to it. Damp humid spaces are where mold develops easiest. Pets under three are most susceptible to this kind of allergy.

5. Environmental Irritants

Does your pet get a runny nose and watery eyes in Spring? If so, they may have a seasonal or pollen allergy. If your pet develops a pollen allergy, your vet can prescribe them an antihistamine to help with their symptoms. 

At Aminopets, we understand that pets with allergies can be difficult to care for and often experience unpleasant symptoms. That’s why we created a product called Liquid Allergy Relief which is designed specifically to support the reduction of allergy symptoms in pets, so they can live more comfortably without itching, sneezing, or coughing. If your furry friend is experiencing an allergic reaction, you may want to give our product a try and see how it could help your pet lead a happier life while also reducing their allergy symptoms!