Cats that suffer from allergies live really miserable lives, especially during periods of flare-ups when they’re suffering from sneezing and coughing, a runny nose, and itchy and runny eyes. Allergies in cats may also cause digestive upsets, increased sensitivity, dry or itchy skin, and a general sense of discomfort. Feline asthma is also triggered by exposure to allergens in the cat’s environment.
Considering that some forms of allergy reactions can be ultimately serious and can negatively impact a cat’s quality of life, identifying the potential allergy trigger or allergen can help resolve the problem and greatly improve your pet’s life and longevity.
When the allergen is identified, pet owners can undertake measures to remove the substance from the cat’s immediate environment; but if this is not possible, steps can be taken to prevent or reduce the cat’s exposure to the allergen. Working with your veterinarian will go a long way in identifying the substance that is causing your pet’s health care allergies.