Cat Allergies

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Most people regard cats as animals that can bring on an allergic reaction in humans. Cat's on the other hand can have equally bad reactions to a huge variety of allergens, including dust mites, food allergies, even plastic!

If In Doubt, Consult your vet for professional advice!!!

Food Allergies
Food allergies seem to be a common problem in our household. Our 4 year oldBurmese will let us know if a new cat food has a high fish content by throwingit up all over the carpet. As kittens our two Bengals required veterinary helpfor diarrhoea which turned out to be related to the brand of food we werefeeding them.
If all this sounds familiar then it's possible you're cat mayhave a food allergy. Ensure your kitty doesn't become dehydrated and seekveterinary advice if the problem is severe, persistant or if any other symptomsarise.
Flea Allergies
Fleas are the most common cause of skin problems in cats. The classic sign of aflea problem is itchiness, not caused by the fleas directly but as a result ofan allergic reaction to a flea bite in the skin of your cat. Your vet should beconsulted to rule out other causes such as lice and mites, then it's time totackle the cause and get rid of those fleas.
Atopy [Inhalant allergy]
Cats can develop allergic reactions to many of the same air born pollutantshumans are allergic too. Pollen, dust mites, mold and dander can all produce anallergic reaction in your kitty. While humans usually develop respiritory, flulike, symptoms, your cats symptoms are more likely to be skin related. Intenseitchiness around the face and small scabs over the body are typical symptoms.Like hayfever inhalant allergies are often seasonal and usually develop inearly adulthood.

Articles

Inhalant Allergies In Dogs And CatsBy: Peter Garant
Several objects in the environment can be inhaled by pets and can triggerallergic reactions in dogs and cats. These objects induce the cells of the petsto release substances such as histamine. With...

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