Cat Allergies and Treatment Options in Naples
Cats are similar to people since they can become allergic to the same
things. This can include food, pollen, grass, mold, mites and anything that can
affect humans. The signs or symptoms can include coughing, itching, scratching
and hair loss.
Thankfully, there are tests that can be performed to narrow down the cause and
provide the appropriate medications.
Foods, inhalants and fleas are just a few of the many things that cause
allergies. Allergies come about when the body's defenses are activated by
components that the body has been made sensitive to. Allergies are a reaction
involving this process that produces large amounts of histamine to be produced.
Allergies can have a variety of symptoms. Allergy symptoms can be
anything from watery eyes and nose, to full onset of itching, respiratory
distress, chewing and wounds caused by the constant itching and chewing. Itching
and hair loss are the most common symptoms seen in allergies. Allergic reactions
can be so severe that respiratory collapse and death can occur.
Allergies can be detected using a variety of tests at All Animals
Clinic. Allergy tests can vary from simple painless tests done in the clinic
looking for anything from fleas, skin mites to fungus and bacteria. The doctors
at All Animals Clinic can perform other more detailed testing such as blood
tests to check for various allergy causing agents.
Allergy treatments can vary due to the cause, symptoms and severity.
The doctors at All Animals Clinic will recommend the best course of treatment
that is best for your pet and what they are experiencing. Allergy treatments can
vary from the use of topical to oral medications and injections. Allergy relief
usually can be seen with a few hours to days depending on the cause. Dietary
allergies can also be a factor when considering allergies. A limited ingredient
diet may be beneficial in treating some patients with allergies. The testing for
allergens as well as developing a serum for therapy can also be beneficial
treatment for allergies.