When your pet is allergic to something, common indications will be itchy skin, coughing and/or sneezing, or vomiting or diarrhea in the case of a digestive allergy. Allergies to fleas, foods, things inhaled, or something they have come in contact with are the most likely allergies in pets.
Contact allergies generally result in a fairly localized reaction on the skin. Pets may scratch a lot or there may be an indication of irritation at the place of contact. Most common causes of contact allergies would obviously be items with which they come in close contact such as flea collars, bedding, toys, etc. The simplest cure is to remove the contact.
Flea allergies are very common. Pets without allergies may simply bite or scratch for a while and then go on to other things, but pets with a flea allergy may scratch, chew, and worry at the spot until large amounts of fur are lost and the skin is damaged.
Inhalant types of allergies are probably the most common in pets. Pets can be allergic to the exact same allergens that you are. Tree pollens, grass pollens, and weed pollens along with the rest of the items we humans fear; mold, mildew, dust mites, and dust itself can all trigger allergic reactions in pets.
As in humans, true food allergies in pets can be extremely difficult to pinpoint. One reason is that they commonly demonstrate many of the symptoms of distress seen in the other groups. True food allergies can cause itching and/or respiratory problems. Most food allergies will center around the type of protein common in their diet, such as beef, pork, poultry, or lamb. Simply eliminating that type of protein by changing to another type of food will usually take care of the problem.
Full-spectrum hemp oil is quickly becoming known for its ability to relieve multiple ailments our pets face today such as depression, anxiety, and allergies. Hemp oil eases many of the symptoms without out the side effects of prescribed medications because of its powerful immune boosting capabilities. The anti-inflammatory properties in full-spectrum hemp oil works within the ECS system of our pet's body helping to promote a healthy homeostatic balance.
Implementing a quality, full-spectrum hemp oil into your pet's daily diet can help eliminate allergies creating a more comfortable pet for everyone to love!
Wishing you and your furry loved ones many happy and allergy-free days ahead!
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