What You Can Do to Assist Your Allergic Cat

If your vet diagnoses allergies in your cat, you can assist.

A good flea control solution is the most critical step for cats with flea bite allergies. “A flea control product will decrease the number of fleas around a cat, which will lead to less bites,” Dr. Mendoza-Kuznetsova explains.

An elimination diet is needed to identify a food allergy in cats. "The only way to diagnose a food allergy is a diet trial, which is strict and difficult for picky eaters like cats," says Dr. Mendoza-Kuznetsova.

Like Save And Share

Environmental allergies can be diagnosed using intradermal skin testing, however they are seldom utilized.

Even a clean home can't protect your cat from all allergies, including pollen and dust. That implies cat owners with environmental allergies should treat symptoms rather than prevent them.

Your doctor may prescribe Zyrtec, an antihistamine, to alleviate your cat's discomfort, adds Dr. Swiniarski. “We also prescribe itchiness medications frequently.”

Many allergic cats need cyclosporine  or another immunomodulator in addition to antihistamines. Cats can enhance their allergy tolerance with allergy injections .

For More Stories