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Allergic Pets

Sunday, September 20, 2020

I heard a short report on the radio this morning by a vet talking about how pet allergies are up these days. She said they are commonly visible on the skin, and cats can be allergic to dogs. She also said that many pets are allergic to chicken in their food, and that many people think their pets just have dry skin when, in fact, they are exhibiting allergies. Have any of you seen this in your pet/s?

Supposed to be cooler today, which I am looking forward to. I want to say goodbye to the a/c for awhile.

Wishing all a happy, healthy day.

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    28 days ago
    My dog had allergic reaction to flea bites. He also was allergic to his flea collar.
    29 days ago
    My Bad Kitty has terrible allergies in the Spring but he loves to sit in the open window. I have to keep it shut for the first few weeks of March and April.

    29 days ago
    LUV your fur babies
    29 days ago
    The vet thinks Cookie *might* have food allergies, particularly to seafood. That I agree with. She also has horrible hairballs and the tendency to overeat and eat too fast then barf. I know she reacts badly to fish, but she seems to do fine with all other meats. My other cats don't seem to have allergies. Felix has dry skin, but he started taking fish oil (I drizzle it on his food) and it cleared it up. He doesn't show any other signs of having allergies, rarely throws up, doesn't scratch a lot, etc. So I think that was just dandruff.
    30 days ago
    I think a lot of the allergies are caused by the crap food these sweet animals are getting. Even the big name brands that cost an arm and a leg aren't what they crow about.

    Unfortunately my Mac cat will only eat ONE kind of dry food and I doubt it's even a high quality dry food. He won't touch canned food. When I mix up his green elixir I put a little bit of baby food in it and it has sustained him well. He was on his death bed a few years ago and I discovered this magic potion. I still make it up every day and he gets two little baby syringes of it. It keeps him happy and sassy! emoticon
    30 days ago
    I once had a cat who developed an allergy to grass in his old age. We had to keep him indoors, and our shoes away from him. He would break out all over in a rash and had to be completely shaved more than once. It was pitiful, but we loved him and did our best to care for him. He hated not being allowed outdoors anymore. That was when I learned that a cat's skin has the same basic colorings and patterns as their fur.
    30 days ago
    That's interesting!
    30 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    My late dog had allergies. Our groomer used a special shampoo on her when I'd take her in. She sneezed a lot too at certain times of the year.
    30 days ago
    I had a pet who had allergies to pollen. He was miserable in spring and fall. Poor thing!
    30 days ago
    emoticon glad you have cooler weather
    30 days ago
  • READY201811
    We went from ac to the furnace. Makes sense pets can get allergies since so much food is processed.
    30 days ago
    No pets any more. Never had one with allergies. I'm looking forward to cooler temps too - to stay for a long while.
    30 days ago
  • 1BLAZER282005
    My soul has a cool imagination according to my dreams. My blazer had an allergy and I changed her food and it cleared up. It was venison based, no chicken. Have a fantastic day 🎉
    30 days ago
    Have had both dogs and cats. Never had a problem with either but can understand that they would have allergies as well as us.
    30 days ago
    My aunt's dog has allergies and sometimes has to wear a cone to keep from itching his fur out. Luckily my cat doesn't seem to have problems with anything!
    30 days ago
    I've never heard of this! We do have a cat AND a dog, but keep them completely separated (the cat is a rescue and has other problems). I guess it makes sense, though - why would they be that different from us?
    30 days ago
    My dog is currently on medication for allergies, there has been an uptick here as we had a very dry summer and wild vegetation has released its pollens earlier than normal, well before colder weather which is the norm for our fall flowers. She has been affected around one eye, perhaps from her habit of rolling when out for her walks.
    30 days ago
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