Fleas are the bane of every pet owner’s existence. Once they’re there, they can be almost impossible to get rid of, not just from your pet, but for the rest of your house. However, as annoying as fleas can be for the owner, a pet with an allergy to fleas is having a much harder time than you are, sometimes causing them to itch and scratch so much that they develop bald spots and stress. To make matters worse, if your pet is allergic to flea bites, chances are they’re allergic to all other bloodsuckers as well.
If your pet is allergic to fleas, ticks, and mosquitos, it’s important to have a strict preventative routine in place to give your cat as much relief as possible. However, continually covering your pet in poisonous flea, tick, and mosquito repellent can come with its own set of problems, such as more health issues and more allergies. Finding a natural repellent that is gentle on your pet, but still provides them relief from itching and scratching is the best solution, both for your pet and the environment.
Signs of an allergic reaction
Sometimes you won’t notice an allergic reaction in your pet until they have itched themselves raw. If your cat seems to be excessively grooming, it’s not just a sign that they’re meticulous about cleanliness; it’s a sign of discomfort. Often, excessive grooming is followed by long periods of your pet being lethargic and low on energy. Excessive itching and discomfort is hard for your pet and can take a toll on their naturally happy dispositions.
If you catch your pet obsessively scratching, take a closer look to see if you can find the cause. You will be able to see a reaction on the skin underneath the fur, like a rash surrounding the flea or mosquito bite.
Get an allergy test
As with any signs of discomfort or unusual behavior in your pet, it’s important to get to the root of the problem, not just blindly guess your way to a solution. Taking a holistic approach to your pet’s health requires you to work from the inside out, and a pet allergy test can tell you exactly what is causing the allergic reaction.
Allergy tests for Bay Area pets
Holistic Hound is the premier source of all things natural and good for your cats and dogs. Our mission is to help improve the health, wellness, and longevity of dogs and cats in the Bay Area. We have a large selection of homeopathic remedies, as well as natural and pesticide-free flea/tick/mosquito care.
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