Is your pet scratching non-stop?
Both cats and dogs are affected by allergies relating to fleabites, hay fever and foods – and these allergies are on the increase. So what can you do about it?
- The first step is to rule out parasites – deflea and deworm all your pets and also treat the home environment (fumigate the house and put a flea collar inside your vacuum cleaner bag)
- If the allergy continues, inform your vet about all aspects of your pet's life – habits, diet, and daily routine
- Your vet may prescribe a specific diet for your pet – make a point of sticking to it (so, no table scraps)
- It might also help to switch to a new brand of food or to a different type of protein (e.g. switch from fish to chicken, for example).
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