What Objects Are Cats Sensitive To? Typical Allergens

It's likely that when you hear the term "cat allergies," you immediately think of people who are allergic to cats.

Not surprisingly, given that between 10 and 20 percent of individuals are allergic to cats.

Cats can have allergies to many of the same things that people do. Humans aren't the only ones who experience allergies.

Cats can develop allergies to specific foods, flea saliva, and environmental allergens like dust and pollen.

Skin and ear symptoms of flea and environmental allergies in cats are the most typical. Itchy skin and ears are possible.

In response to allergens, cats can also develop miliary dermatitis, a skin disorder that resembles a rash.

In addition to losing fur behind the ears, allergic cats may experience irritation and hair loss on the face, neck, lower back/rump, abdomen, and thighs.

We adore our pets, but science shows they can disrupt sleep. If you can't get rid of Fido, buy a little pet bed to keep him from waking you up at night. 

For More Stories