May is National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month, and while you may already be perfectly aware of your own allergies, make sure you consider your pet’s reactions to the environment as well. Grass, dust, and other environmental allergens are significantly more present this time of year, and our pets can be allergic to them, too. Symptoms of allergies in pets are similar to ours and may include:
- Runny nose
- Watery, itchy and/or red eyes
- Itchy, flaky and/or red skin
If your pet has environmental allergies, your HEAL veterinarian may suggest allergy medication. Frequent baths can remove allergens from your pet’s coat, and wiping his feet before he comes inside can keep him from tracking allergens indoors. You should also vacuum and dust your home regularly to keep it allergen-free.
If you suspect your pet is suffering from seasonal allergies, call HEAL at 929-359-9297.