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Natural Remedies for Pets with Allergies & Atopy

Atopy is one of the most common causes of allergies in pets, following flea allergy dermatitis. It is caused by your pet's immune system overreacting to substances in the air such as pollen, tobacco smoke, or dust mites. Pets that are atopic usually show symptoms of allergies with the changing of seasons (usually in the spring) but can potentially develop year-round allergies.

Symptoms of atopy in pets:
  • Scratching of the nose
  • Rubbing nose on the floor
  • Chewing the paws
  • Scratching the ears
  • Shaking the head
  • Slight reddening of the affected areas
Reduce allergy symptoms

Administering an antihistamine or a natural solution can help provide your pet with relief from allergy symptoms.

Relieve itching

Bathe your pet with a medicated shampoo to relieve itching and inflammation.

Give a fatty acid supplement

Essential fatty acid supplements are believed to help your pet's body produce more anti-inflammatory hormones, which may help reduce allergies, itching, and inflammation.

Tip

Always consult your veterinarian if your pet's allergy symptoms do not improve.

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