Springtime is finally here! With it comes warmer weather, days full of sunshine, and, unfortunately, spring allergies. Your seasonal allergies are probably just starting to flare up, and that may have you realizing something else: your cat has a runny nose, itchy skin, and sneezing fits just like you! If this is the case, your cat has allergies! Good news, though. This is totally normal. Seasonal allergies in cats are pretty common. Pollen in the air affects kitties very similar to how it affects humans. But just like humans, there are a few things you can do to keep the allergy symptoms at bay.
Try These Solutions If Your Cat Has Allergies
Like with humans, the symptoms that come from spring allergies can be irritating for kitties. However, there are a few solutions you can try that might help your cat get through allergy season a little smoother:
- Use eye drops – Yes, just like with humans, eye drops can really help cats! If their eyes are swollen and red, or they keep rubbing at them, your kitty is probably feeling the symptoms of spring allergies in their eyes. Using cat-safe eye drops can help relieve some itchiness and irritation. Check your local pet store for eye drops or ask your vet for recommendations!
- Clean their ears – Just like our ears, dust, dirt, and pollen can build up inside your kitty’s ears. If your cat keeps scratching at their ears, go ahead and use a clean cotton swab to remove buildup.
- Bath time – If your cat is scratching more than usual at their skin and fur, it’s a good bet they’re feeling another symptom of spring allergies. Pending how your cat feels about baths and water, you can use kitty shampoo to give them a bath.
- Visit the vet – If none of these solutions are helping, or you’re just not sure what to do, you can always call us!
Call the Cat Clinic at Cherry Hill for Allergy Help
Whether it’s just allergies or something more serious, it’s always good to check in with the vet when you notice changes in your kitty’s health and behavior. At the Cat Clinic at Cherry Hill, we are kitty experts who can help you identify allergies and help your cat feel better. We also offer a variety of other health services for cats year ‘round. So give us a call at (856) 662-2662, or visit our blog for more information on cat health and wellness!