7 Signs Your Pet Has Seasonal Allergies
By Maura McAndrew
For millions of people, springtime means allergies—itchy eyes, runny noses, and general discomfort. Our pets are just as susceptible to environmentally triggered allergies—they just can’t tell us how they feel.
“Seasonal allergies are a huge problem in veterinary medicine,” says Dr. Judy Morgan, author and veterinarian at Clayton Veterinary Associates in Clayton, New Jersey. A wide range of allergens can trigger symptoms, adds Dr. Taylor Truitt, veterinarian with The Vet Set in Brooklyn, New York. “Trees, grasses, and pollens are the big categories, and then environmental pollutants, too,” she says. “It’s really difficult to keep environmental allergens separated from your pets.”
Because these allergies in pets are so common, there’s a good chance your dog or cat could be suffering. Here is a list of signs your pet may have seasonal allergies.