7 Signs that your cat has allergies

Like humans, cats suffer from allergic reactions to all kinds of things in their environment. It may be difficult to determine exactly what they are allergic to, but the first step is to identify that your cat has allergies. If you notice one or more of these symptoms in your feline friend, be sure to consult your veterinarian to make sure they are not allergy-related.

1 – Coughing and wheezing

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Environmental allergies can cause symptoms similar to those of asthma in cats, so if you notice excessive coughing or sneezing, it’s a good idea to have your kitten examined by a veterinarian. Allergies can be severe, so coughing and sneezing can get worse and it is uncomfortable for your cat to have constant respiratory irritation.

2 – Sneezing

7 Signs that your cat has allergies

Like coughing and unhealthy, inborn reflex could be a common symptom once it involves environmental allergens. Although occasional sneezing is generally not a problem, constant sneezing should certainly be taken into consideration.

3 – Excessive itching

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Itching can be caused by different types of allergens and is one of the most uncomfortable symptoms cats can have. Regular grooming is normal behavior in cats, but excessive itching and chewing are usually caused by allergens. You may also notice that your cat has chewed and scratched herself raw, has open wounds and swollen feet. Even if the itching has not yet worsened, it is important to take your cat to the vet.

4 – Vomiting

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Vomiting can sometimes be caused by food allergies, so if you notice that your cat has started vomiting regularly, it’s time to make an appointment with your vet. Whatever the cause, constant vomiting is not something our cats should do.

5 – Diarrhea

7 Signs that your cat has allergies

Diarrhea can also be caused by food allergies and is one of the first signs that homeowners have a problem. Diarrhea can occur immediately after eating or over time, but it is almost always caused by your cat’s food.

6 – Watery eyes

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Eye discharge and itching are common symptoms in cats exposed to environmental allergens. Hot compresses will help reduce discharge and inflammation and make your cat more comfortable, but symptoms will not improve until you find the cause. If this cause is an allergy, you will need to treat it as best you can.

7 – Snoring

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Loud snoring may actually be an allergy symptom, as it is usually caused by inflammation of the nose and throat. This inflammation is typically caused by allergies and although the snoring is a bit endearing, it should probably be checked by your veterinarian.