For many, the onset of Spring indicates the onset of allergy season. If something appears to be making your kitty act out of character, it could be allergies! Just like us, our cats need treatment to help them fight off allergens so they can be feeling their best.
The first step in identifying an allergen is recognizing the symptoms of allergies in your cat. Here are some of the many signs that your cat has an allergy.
If your cat is experiencing any of these symptoms, call your vet in Wicker Park, to set up an appointment. Since there are many conditions that can appear similar to allergies, it is important for your veterinarian to examine your cat before treating it for allergies.
After visiting your vet in Wicker Park, there are some steps you can take at home to alleviate your cat’s allergy symptoms.
Clean your pet’s bedding and surroundings
If your cat is allergic to dust, removing dust from its environment is the best fix. Clean your pet’s bedding once a week and vacuum any rugs or curtains which gather dust in your home.
Give your cat a bath
Cleaning your cat’s hair regularly can help remove environmental allergens such as bacteria, pollen, and other allergens. Talk to your vet about a cat-appropriate shampoo.
Just like we use eye drops to soothe itchy eyes, eye rinses can help relieve our cat’s allergy symptoms. One may be prescribed or recommended by your vet.
Environmental allergens such as bacteria and pollen can get in your cat’s ear canals. By using cat-appropriate ear cleaner, you can gently remove these allergens. Ask your vet in Wicker Park for tips to properly clean your pet’s ears.
Have a question about cat allergies? Call your local vet in Wicker Park today at (773) 697-7052.
Originally from Upstate New York, Dr. Silverman received his BA with High Honors (for Lyme Disease research) from Middlebury College in Vermont, his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and his MBA (Entrepreneurship) from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago.
Dear Pet Parents,
We thank you for your continued support while we've been navigating this new season of life in the COVID-19 world. We know that you're eager to get back into the hospital to accompany your pets during their visits. Unfortunately, in order to protect all our pet parents and our staff, we are unable to open the hospital to visitors at this time. We are going to continue practicing social distancing as long as necessary to insure we can stay open for your pets when they need us most. We ask that you please be patient with our team, and remember that everything we do is with the best of intentions for you, your pets and our employees. We love serving the Village West Veterinary community, and hope to do so for a very long time to come.
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