Essential Oil Spotlight: Allergy
Everyone gets the sniffles. I sniffle, you sniffle, cats and dogs sniffle. According to this research from Banfield Pet Hospital, environmental allergies are on the rise for our pets. We get used to taking supplements and daily pills to manage our allergies, but what about our little furballs?
Allergy is what! In this article we’ll take a look at allergy symptoms your pet might be expressing, and then how to help them using one of our favorite products.
Allergies can be hard to identify in humans, and they can be even harder to spot in our pets. But if you’re an attentive pet parent (and we know you are if you’re reading this) then you have likely paid close attention to certain signs.
Itching & Scratching
This is one of the most common signs that your pet may be experiencing allergies. Just like humans, pets can get skin irritation, hives, and other adverse reactions from coming into contact with or eating things they are allergic to. We do our best to keep these things away from our precious friends, but sometimes despite our best efforts they will find that forbidden snack and give it a chomp.
Pets will scratch themselves every once in a while just like people. But be on the lookout for excessive itching and try to identify the irritating spot. Drip a few drops of Allergy onto your finger and gently dab it on the irritated skin. Be sure to wipe away any excess on their fur so they don’t lick it all off!
Sniffles & Sneezing
Ever wonder why your kitty started sneezing a lot more than usual? Does it sound like your pup is wheezing a little in her sleep? Both of these could be signs of allergies clogging up their little airways.
Airborne allergies are just as common in animals as they are in people. If you have an indoor-only cat, it’s likely they experience these with the seasons since they’re not outside all the time. Our Allergy blend can help fight inflammation caused by these environmental allergens. Simply follow the dosage on the bottles and drip a few drops in their regular meals. It won’t be long before you start seeing an improvement!
Drips & Tears
Last but certainly not least, when your pet is dealing with allergy symptoms, you’ll notice an increase in tear production, eye gunk, and possibly inflammation around the eyes. That last sign might be difficult to spot, but you may notice your pet rubbing at their eyes, squinting, or “winking” often. These could mean their eyes are irritated and could use the anti-inflammatory properties of Allergy.
Always make sure to check if there’s just something in your pet’s eyes first though! A helping hand removing a caught hair or spec of dirt will be better than any supplement. Even though we love to spoil our animals, sometimes the simplest solution is the most effective. They don’t have thumbs after all.
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