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Types of Allergy in Pet Animals and their causes with Preventions

Allergy: An allergy is defined as sensitivity to some foreign substance.Allergy can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of are the immune system disorder medications or of infection. Skin allergies are common both in humans and animals. Animal skin allergies are very dangerous. They not affect only the animals but also the humans. The things which cause the allergic reaction in cats and dogs are same as in people. In animal allergies especially cats and dogs are most important one because million of the people like cats and dogs as pets. Cool water and allergy free shampoo relief the cat and dogs from skin allergies. Animals are also allergic to certain fabrics perfumes cleaning products smoke. All the warm blooded animals such as cats dogs birds etc have skin allergies. Some of different types of allergies which are present in animals are given below.

There are different types of allergies which can affect animals

  • Flea allergy dermatitis
  • Contact allergy
  • Environmental allergy
  • Airborne allergy
  • Seasonal allergy

Environmental allergy:

 Some of the allergies are caused by environment in which dust and molds are most common. They both contribute in environmental allergies.

Flea allergy Dermatitis

 In flea allergy dermatitis the most common cause is the skin disease.

Contact allergy

 In the contact allergy animals are in direct contact with Carpet, Fibers, Plastic                                                                     

There are other things which also cause allergy in animals.

Airborne allergy

 In this type of allergy pets inhale airborne allergen or molds. Skin lower back and feet are affected. This type of allergy is common in cats and dogs.

Seasonal allergy:

 This type of allergy is caused by changing seasons. When animals inhale pollens molds grasses ragweed creates sensitivity to mouth and nose. It creates weakness in the lungs that cause the bronchitis similar to that occur in the human beings.

 Signs and Symptoms:

  • Skin irritation generalized redness red chin red spots.
  • They have red paws and red anus.
  • Rub their self with some other things.
  • Skin becomes very itchy.
  • The skin also become inflamed.
  • Hair loss is also common and sores and scabby skin.
  • Hot spot is a condition which is present in dogs rarely in cats caused redness and hair loss.
  • Allergies also cause the inflammation on the skin of animals.
  • Running nose and mouth.
  • Cause the very chorionic ear infection.


Wash and clean the animals once a week. Most important is use of specialized filters to clean animal allergen from the air. Because the particle which carry animal allergen are so tiny and they are present in air for long time

  • Animals are kept in cages so that they may not affect humans.
  • Consult with veterinary dermatologist so it is better for skin diseases.
  • Steroid injection is given for skin allergy in cats.
  • In summer and spring there is a season for biting the fleas so taking action on it.
  • Antihistamine is the drug which is used for treatment.

These all precaution is very important for animals as well as the human beings in the way that pet allergies are transfer to humans. Their allergies cause the serious diseases in human beings. Many harmful bacteria and viruses cause serious skin infections asthma coughing rashes on the skin and many other diseases. So the people who have pets are very careful in contact with pets. When the pet have symptoms of allergies being away from them

Author :Center for Recent Innovations - European Union
Pulished date: 05-25-16
Springer with the Collaboration of LearnRnd
Source URL:http://www.learnrnd.com/detail.php?id=Types_of_Allergy_in_Pet_Animals_and_their_causes_with_Preventions

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