When we think of human allergies, sneezing, watery eyes, and congestion typically come to mind. As for a pet’s allergies, however, the symptoms are usually a bit different. While pets are just as sensitive to the same allergens we are – including dust, pollen, mold, and grass – their symptoms tend to manifest as skin issues.
It’s not always straightforward, but the more you know about your pet’s triggers the more you’ll be able to provide them with comforting measures.
Breaking It Down
When animals are exposed to something they’re sensitive to, their immune system launches an attack.
In an attempt to protect the body from the allergen, the immune system produces antibodies that release histamines into the bloodstream. These manifest on the skin, in the eyes, ears, nose or throat, and in the GI tract, causing some obvious reactions.Continue…