Meowwww-choo! Allergy Relief for Pets
Easy ways to soothe your pet's seasonal allergies.
For both humans and their pets, allergy season has arrived. And while some pets may exhibit symptoms of allergic reactions to flea bites and environmental irritants in a different way than we do, they still suffer from the dreaded allergies of the season.
Earlier this spring, we brought you tips on avoiding allergies and toxins during the springtime. But what if your pet has already developed allergies? If your pet is showing signs of reactions, such as excessive scratching, or chewing at his paws, your vet can help you determine the underlying problem.
And fortunately, many sprays and shampoos can help you soothe your pet's symptoms and curb his constant itch.
If your pet suffers from hot spots, those painful patches of irritated skin, try Vet's Best Hot Spot Itch Relief Spray, an alcohol-free and steroid-free spritz that can help control your pet's excessive need to scratch. You can also dilute the spray with water and use it as a leave-in rub after bath time.
The only itch more annoying than a hot spot may be all-over irritated skin. The sweet-smelling PawGanics Soothing Foaming Pet Shampoo uses natural, plant-based ingredients to clean and comfort your pet's itchy fur.
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. To keep your pet's home pest-free and comfy, try Dr. Harvey's Herbal Protection Spray, a mild, all-natural preventive spray that keeps away fleas and ticks from your pet's bedding and fur. The spray uses natural ingredients like citronella oil, and natural astringents like witch hazel to help soothe your pet's skin.
If your pet's allergies are caused by flea bites, give yourself another powerful weapon in the war against pests with the Fly Free Zone Natural Fly Repellant Dog Collar. The sporty, comfortable collar uses citronella as its primary component -- a plus if your pet also has allergies to flea and tick collars that use chemical ingredients.
How do you soothe your pet's allergies? Share your tips with Zootoo readers below!
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