As fall approaches, so does the dreaded pollen season. While allergies are a common human ailment, pets are not immune to seasonal allergies. They can cause an array of uncomfortable symptoms for our furry friends, making them miserable. As pet owners, it’s important to know the causes, symptoms, and remedies of seasonal pet allergies. In this blog post, we will dive into the cause, and affect of seasonal allergies and provide solutions to relieve your animal’s discomfort.
Causes of Seasonal Allergies
Just like humans, pets can suffer from seasonal allergies from triggers such as mold, dust mites, and pollen. Pets react to these triggers in different ways, and so it is essential to keep a close eye on your animal’s allergies throughout the year. Late summer and early autumn bring the rise of ragweed pollen which can lead to worsened allergies until the frost falls. As we face this next season, it’s important to recognize the causes of seasonal allergies in your pet so that the proper remedies can be used to reduce their symptoms.
Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
If your pet suffers from seasonal allergies, they may experience a range of symptoms. These can include chronic ear infections, chewing or licking of the feet and groin, gastrointestinal problems like vomiting and diarrhea, and respiratory issues such as sneezing, coughing, and breathing difficulties. Irritation and inflammation of the skin, often showing up as bumps, hives, or hot spots can also be noted signs of seasonal allergies. It’s vital to recognize the symptoms so that you can address the discomfort your pet is experiencing as soon as possible. If your pet suffers from any of these symptoms year round, the most likely cause is a food intolerance, where as seasonal allergies will be only for a month or two in the spring and fall.
Remedies for Seasonal Pet Allergies
There are several natural remedies available to alleviate symptoms and reduce chronic inflammation due to seasonal allergies. Colostrum has been used to help boost the immune system and reduce allergies in animals. Local bee pollen or raw local honey can also help build up a dog’s immunity to relieve allergies to their surrounding environment. Also, goats milk contains plenty of vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system. At Braxton’s Animal Works, we have the new Nulo Beef Flavored Soft Chew Immune & Allergy Supplement for Dogs made with wild-caught salmon oil and is a powerful mix of prebiotics, probiotics, and antioxidants that help promote a solid immune system and combat seasonal allergies.
Seasonal allergies in pets can lead to discomfort, irritation, and even severe health concerns if left untreated. As pet owners, it’s essential to be aware of the causes, symptoms, and remedies for seasonal pet allergies to minimize your pet’s discomfort and enhance their overall well-being. At Braxton’s Animal Works, we have natural options available like local bee pollen and the Nulo Beef Flavored Soft Chew Immune & Allergy Supplement for Dogs which can help relieve allergies and ensure their comfort during the upcoming pollen season. Don’t let allergies keep your pet from wagging their tail – take action today and help them feel their best.