May is Pet Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

We all know how it feels to be plagued by seasonal allergies, but what most people don’t know is .. is that our furry friends may be suffering right alongside us! Here at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital, we are already seeing seasonal allergy flare-ups and it is only the beginning! I have compiled a little list of helpful tips for pet allergies, along with a website on how to manage the itchy/sneezy/watery eye feeling!

  • Use a HEPA-grade air purifier in your home to help clean the surrounding air of pollen
  • Regular vacuuming and washing of linens/carpets may help with dust mites
  • Use a dehumidifier for mold/mildew irritants
  • And lastly, for those extremely sensitive pets, refrain from using candles/incense/plug-in air fresheners and smoking in the household as those can cause many skin issues

If you notice that your furry friend seems unusually itchy, we recommend a visit to your veterinarian, as there are many different ways to deal with and treat seasonal allergies. For more on allergies in pets, and information on how to help your pets alleviate their allergy symptoms, contact All Creatures Veterinary Hospital today!