Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May Flowers Cause Pet Allergies





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Every May is Allergy Awareness Month. What most people do not know is that allergies are not just limited to humans, pets can develop allergies as well. Unfortunately pets cannot tell you that they have allergies and will rely on their owners to notice the symptoms.

This Spring, as May Flowers littered with pollen and other allergens are in full bloom be sure to watch your pet for signs of irritations. If your dog seems to be sneezing or itching more than often, he or she may have seasonal allergies. This can be confirmed by a vet and medication can be prescribed.

You can also help your pet if they suffer from seasonal allergies by keeping grass and other plants trimmed and even stop plating certain plants if they bother your pet. Putting up garden fencing or blocking pets from certain plants can also be helpful. You can also be sure to give your pets baths regularly to remove any allergens trapped in their fur. Washing their bedding and even outdoor toys often is another great allergen prevention method.

Indoor allergies can also develop, so it's important to dust, vacuum and clean your air vents regularly. You'll also want to refrain from using latex toys, as this is a common allergen, and use detergent and cleaners that are hypo-allergenic.

With these simple tips you and your pet can enjoy the fresh spring air and May Flowers!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Lyndee said...

Great article! I work in the veterinary allergy field and I agree to see your vet however frequent bathing, topicals and some supplements can help a great deal too. Your veterinarian can help you navigate which products are bestfor your pet's specific situation.

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May 18, 2010 at 4:27 PM  
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