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Common Pet Allergies and How To Treat Them

by Sarene Maev Butao September 25, 2019

Common Pet Allergies and How To Treat Them


Ever had that feeling where you’re tired from work and then suddenly, your pet pounces on you as soon as you open the door? There’s nothing better than owning a pet to relieve your stress. We treat them as our sons and daughters so to speak. However, allergies are just around the corner, especially if you have myriads of pets inside your home.

Pet allergies are common and can happen to anyone owning either a cat or dog. You will definitely experience sleepless nights trying to sneeze your time out until the morning comes. But one shouldn’t worry because pet allergies are easy to cure. With that said, listed below are the most common pet allergies and how to treat them. Let’s dive in!


This one deserves the first spot of the list. Sneezing is apparent on both dog and cat owners, but is more prominent on cat owners. The main culprit for sneezing is cat fur. Just like dogs, cats can be groomed to remove excess fur because if you don’t, these excess fur will fly around the air and causes sneezing.


  • The best way you can do to treat sneezing is to visit your allergist so he/she can recommend what’s best for you. Additionally, you can also do the following:
  • Keep your cats/dogs away from your bed as fur can easily attach to linen
  • Give your cats/dogs a bath for at least once a week
  • Brushing their fur for at least 3 times a week will help get rid of excess fur

Runny Nose

If you ever feel that you suddenly got runny nose after petting with your dog, then this is a sign of a dog allergy. Dogs produce multiple allergens ranging to their fur, and down to their saliva. These allergies will increase over time if your dogs are kept indoors. 


  • If left untreated, you will likely develop a nasal infection that can worsen over time. A trip to the doctor’s office is needed if necessary. Aside from that, the following pointers below can also help too.
  • It’s best to keep your dog outside and just build a little home for them to sleep on.
  • Regularly clean your home to remove excess dog fur that may have scattered around to different places.
  • Do a regular dog bath for at least once a week to keep your dog looking fresh and clean.

Itchy Eyes

There are plenty of reasons why itchy eyes occur. To name a few, we have pollen, dust, and pet dander. But since we’re talking about pet allergies, we’re going to focus on pet dander. Pet dander are tiny skin particles that circulates in the air whenever your cat or dog will scratch themselves. Pet dander mostly affects the eyes and can become severe if left untreated.


  • Pet dander can last for up to a year. The best thing you can do is to avoid scratching your eyes and always wear eyeglasses when you go outside. You can also visit your local drugstore and acquire the following:
  • Antihistamine Eye drops – they work to stop itchy eyes for a period of time. Apply them for at least 2-3 times a week. 
  • Antihistamine Pills – if eye drops aren’t your cup of tea, you can alternatively get a dose of antihistamine pills for quick relief.

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Sarene Maev Butao
Sarene Maev Butao

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