Pet allergies are rampant this summer

Pet allergies rampant this summer

You probably know at least one person who needs to take medicine just to come visit you and your pet, but did you know animals have allergies too? In many regions across the U.S. allergy season is hitting animals hard. Oklahoma news network News On 6 reported that area veterinarians are seeing higher rates of pet allergy complaints than they have in years.

Dr. Kim Huckaby, a vet from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, told the source she's had 20 percent more pet allergy visits than last year. So what exactly are pets allergic to?

VCA Animal Hospitals stated that allergic reactions in animals can stem from plants. So that garden you let Fido roll around in could be more dangerous than it looks. A bath can remove the allergens from your dog's fur to help ease her symptoms, and a vet may prescribe medication as well.

Some allergies may be caused by fleas, so it's important to check your animals for signs of these pesky insects. Flea shampoo like Hartz® UltraGuard® Rid Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs may alleviate the irritation and itchy caused by the allergic reaction. You should also look into preventative flea treatment options like a flea collar or flea spray.

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