Recognizing Spring Allergy Symptoms in Pets


With the arrival of spring comes not only vibrant colors but also the allergens that can impact both humans and our furry companions. Like us, pets can suffer from seasonal allergies, and spring is a common trigger. Being aware of the signs of allergies in pets is crucial for providing them with the care they need. Here are some key signs to be mindful of:


  1. Persistent Scratching: If your pet is frequently scratching or chewing at its skin, it may be experiencing allergies. Itchiness is a prevalent symptom of environmental allergens.
  2. Watery Eyes and Runny Nose: Dogs, in particular, may develop watery eyes and a runny nose when exposed to allergens. Look out for ongoing tearing or nasal discharge.
  3. Sneezing and Coughing: Pets, like humans, can exhibit sneezing and coughing as a result of allergies. If these symptoms occur frequently, it’s worth investigating potential allergens.
  4. Ear Troubles: Allergies can contribute to ear infections in pets. If you notice your pet shaking its head or scratching at its ears often, a veterinarian should examine them.
  5. Behavioral Changes: Allergies can leave pets feeling uncomfortable and on edge. Keep an eye out for shifts in behavior, such as heightened irritability, restlessness, or reduced activity levels.


If you spot any of these signs in your pet, it’s wise to seek advice from your veterinarian. A proper diagnosis will help identify the specific allergen affecting your pet and guide the formulation of an effective treatment plan.


Preventative Measures:

  • Keep your home environment clean, paying particular attention to pet bedding and living areas.
  • Regularly groom your pet to remove potential allergens from their fur.
  • Discuss allergy-friendly diets or supplements with your veterinarian.


If you’re worried about your pet’s well-being or suspect they may be experiencing spring allergies, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our skilled veterinarians are here to ensure your pet enjoys a comfortable and allergy-free spring season.