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Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog

The Scratchiest Season: Does Your Pet Have Pollen Allergies

From lawn mowers buzzing to big, beautiful blossoms, spring and summer bring great outdoor opportunities, yard and garden prep, and, oh yeah, allergies.

Many of us suffer from the sneezing season often brought on by pollens, grasses, mold, and you name it. But if your pet has been itching more than usual, they, too, may suffer from this affliction. Instead of the respiratory syndrome that we see in people, cats and dogs most commonly present with skin issues.

Pollen is one of the environmental allergens that cause a reaction in some pet companions. Does your pet have pollen allergies? Read on to learn more from the team at Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic.

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Sneezes, Itches, and Bites: How Seasonal Changes Affect Pets

Has the changing weather had an impact on how you are feeling? Seasonal allergies are a common theme this time of year, along with more mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, and the like. 

This is true for our pet companions too. Like us, pets are making the shift into a new season, too. The great news is that this can be an amazing time of year for both exercise and activities in the great outdoors – if you keep your pet protected.

The team at Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic is here to explain how seasonal changes affect pets and what you can do to keep your pet safe and feeling their best.

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A Closer Look at Indoor Environmental Pet Allergies

Simply put, dealing with allergies is no fun. To make matters worse, the initial signs of allergies in pets can be confusing. Instead of sneezing, runny eyes, and hay fever, a pet’s allergies are usually expressed dermatologically.

These allergic responses can be cause by either their food or by allergens they are exposed to in their environment. Indoor environmental pet allergies can be especially frustrating to deal with because they can occur at any time of the year.

Understanding and managing triggers can go a long way toward providing relief for your pet.

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The Pollen Problem: A Closer Look at Spring Allergies in Pets

With Spring in the air, it means trees, grasses, and flowers everywhere are in bloom. While this is a welcome change in weather, those who suffer from spring allergies may have a slightly different outlook.

Unfortunately, humans aren’t the only ones who are affected by the change in season. Many pets experience seasonal allergies, although the symptoms they display can be quite different. The more you know about spring allergies in pets, the better equipped you’ll be to get your companion the help they need.

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