Friday, April 19, 2013

Control Your Pet’s Allergies this Spring

Now that spring is upon us, you and your pets are able to enjoy the warmer weather and extended hours of daylight together. Evening walks, trips to the park and weekend road trips are activities many pets and their owners cherish and look forward to. Just like humans, your dog or cat may be sensitive to allergens in the air that cause discomfort, including, inflammation, skin and ear infections and itching. Common allergens include grass, trees, mold, dust, dander and pollen. The good news is there are products at Pet Health Market to alleviate a pet’s itching and allergic reactions.

Many of the same skin care and allergy relief products can be given to dogs and cats. Pet allergy products are available in different forms, including liquid water additives, edible chews and shampoos. One of the more popular skin and itch remedies is HomeoPet Skin & Itch Relief. HomeoPet liquid is added to your pet’s daily drinking water and works as a detox and promotes skin health and hair growth. Another allergy and itch relief treatment is called NaturVet Septiderm-V Skin Care Bath. As the name suggests NaturVet Septiderm-V is a shampoo that is used during regular bathing and helps to relieve itching caused by hot spots, flea bites, rashes and skin allergies. If your dog or cat prefers a topical treatment we recommend Pramosoothe Spray. The long-lasting soothing formula provides relief from itching, flaking and irritation by restoring moisture in the skin.

If your pet avoids baths at all costs look to ingestible solutions to your pet’s allergic reactions. For dogs we recommend ALLER G-3 fatty acid capsules, containing omega-3, vitamins A, D and E. The capsules help stop itchiness of the skin by hindering production of the inflammatory substances that contribute to itching. Feline Greenies SmartBites are a delicious treats your cat will love eating! These edible treats contain natural ingredients that will nourish a cat’s skin and coat. They also taste great and are available in both salmon and chicken varieties.

For birds in discomfort we suggest using a lower dose of HomeoPet Digestive Upsets. When dosing small animals and birds just add 3 drops of the solution into the pet’s drinking water. If you, the human, struggle with the dust and powder from your bird’s feathers you can try Allerpet B Solution for Birds. Allerpet is a fine mist strayed on the bird’s feathers, away from the head, and helps to reduce allergens created by the birds.

Don’t let allergies hold you or your pet back from enjoying the outdoors this spring! Stop by Pet Health Market for skin and allergy care products for cats, dogs and birds!