A Paws for Health: Allergies Spring Symptoms For Our Pets

It’s the time of year when you might notice your cat or dog sneezing or coughing, especially when the windows are open. The spring allergy season is expected to be a little more intense this year Northwood Picaccording to Dr. Jen Klabunde with Northwood Animal Hospital in Grand Traverse County.

Dr. Klabunde says it’s not uncommon, especially for animals with underlying breathing conditions like asthma to really feel the effects of seasonal allergies. She says just like humans, our furry friends can experience the impacts of pollen and new growth outside.

Even if you have an indoor cat or cats, Dr. Klabunde says the animal can still have allergy symptoms during the spring and early summer including sneezing and itching on their face and paws.

Northwood Animal Hospital has already seen countless animals being brought in since early spring with allergy symptoms. Dr. Klabunde says the number one allergy for dogs and cats is fleas and there is medication to combat it. It’s best to contact your veterinarian to see what might work best for your pet.

For a direct link to Northwood Animals Hospital and Dr. Jen Klabunde click here.

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