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Spring is here and with it comes allergy season. People aren’t the only species affected by allergies. Many mammals, including your cat or dog, can have allergy-related issues as well. These five signs could mean that your pet is suffering from allergies.
While there are many causes of itching in dogs and cats, allergies to pollen, dust, fleas and even certain food ingredients can cause itching. If you notice a sudden change in your dog or cat that including excessive scratching, hair loss, crusts or scabs, red skin or irritation, have your pet seen by a veterinarian. Itching can be seasonal if it is related to season allergy such as pollen, or it can be year-round if your pet is constantly exposed to an allergen
2. Red, Watery Eyes
pets can experience some of the same symptoms of allergies as humans. Red, watery, itchy eyes are a sign of environmental allergies. These typically worsen in the spring and fall, depending on your geographical location and what allergens your dog is susceptible to. However, in warmer climates, these signs can happen at any time of the year. Pets may begin rubbing their faces on carpeting, bedding or furniture as well as scratching and pawing at their eyes.
By Arden Moore, a certified dog and cat behaviorist with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Arden is an author, radio host, and writer for Pets Best, a cat insurance and dog insurance agency.
I’m living proof that you can make the friendly skies more feline friendly for those times when you need to relocate or wish to have your cat accompany you on an airplane. Murphy, Callie, Little Guy and Zeki – my cats past and present – have earned their pet etiquette wings for behaving like hush puppies on flights.
Here are nine tips to increase the chances of a smooth flight for you and your cat:
1. Study the pet policy.
Check the airline’s pet policy in advance before booking a flight. Be aware that pet policies can change.
2. See the vet.
Before paying for the pet fee, book an appointment with your veterinarian who will conduct a nose-to-tail examination on your cat and deem that he is flight ready. Some airlines require you to present a pet health certificate before allowing your cat on board.
Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit: www.ihcgroup.com. Additional insurance services administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC are underwritten by Prime Insurance Company. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products.
Please note: This blog is designed to be a community where pet owners can learn and share. The views expressed in each post are the opinion of the author and not necessarily endorsed by Pets Best Insurance. Always consult your veterinarian for professional advice.