Lots of people struggle with allergies this time of year, but it’s not just people who suffer—grass, dust, pollen and other environmental allergens affect many pets as well. Symptoms of allergies in pets are like our own: coughing, sneezing and watery, itchy eyes. Pets may also start licking and chewing themselves excessively as skin irritation is a very common symptom.
If your pet has environmental allergies, your Animal Hospital of Sandy Springs veterinarian may suggest allergy medication. Frequent baths can remove allergens from your pet’s coat and wiping their feet before they come inside can keep them from tracking allergens indoors. You should also vacuum and dust your home regularly to keep it allergen-free.