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Now that you are aware of the clinical signs of allergies in pets, here are my top recommendations for alleviating your canine or feline companion's symptoms. Credit: Getty Creative 1. Take Your Pet to the Vet – Since there are so many conditions that can appear clinically similar to allergies, having your veterinarian examine your pet is an important first step. Diagnostics including skin impression smear and scraping, blood testing, and others may be needed are needed to determine the nature of the condition and the most appropriate treatments. RELATED: Top Five Signs Your Pet Has Seasonal Allergies 2. Bathing and Topical Treatments – Cleaning your pet's skin surface and hair coat...

Living With Cat Allergies

Does interacting with your feline companion bring tears of agony instead of tears of joy? In addition to itchy, watery eyes, do you exhibit other symptoms such as runny nose, rash, hives, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, asthma or other breathing problems? Credit: Thinkstock Like an estimated 2 percent of the U.S. population, you suffer from an allergy to cats and, like about one-third of those people, you've chosen to keep your cat companion. But at what cost? Contrary to popular belief, cat hair itself is not allergenic. The cause of allergy to cats is a protein called Fel d 1 emanating from sebum found in the sebaceous glands of cats. The protein attaches itself to dried skin, called...

Dog Care: Allergies

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Pet Allergies 101

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