The sun is shining, the grass is green, and, for many of us, allergy season is in full swing. Pet allergy season often mirrors those in people. You may be wondering, though, what is your pet actually allergic to? Read on for the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic’s top five list of the most common summer pet allergens.
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Pets can be allergic to almost anything. Unlike humans, who tend to have respiratory symptoms (stuffy nose, anyone?), our animal friends tend to exhibit their allergies as skin conditions like itching, redness, ear infections, and hair loss.
Many times it can be difficult to deduce what your pet is actually allergic to. In the case of pets with atopic dermatitis there may be multiple causes. There do tend to be some common players, though.
The most common summer pet allergens that our veterinarians see include:
- Flea bites: Some pets