Environmental allergies are common among dogs and cats. Allergens can include weeds, grass, and tree pollens that can travel many miles. Animals may also be allergic to dust and storage mites, as well as humans and other animals. Environmental allergies are a chronic disease that requires good communication and teamwork with the veterinarian.
Food allergies in pets can result in itching and overgrooming in many parts of the body, and most often are the result of a sensitivity to chicken, beef, fish, soy, egg or dairy. Find out more about how to work with your veterinarian to determine if your pet has a food allergy.