Do British Shorthair Cats have Allergies?

If your cat is coughing, sneezing, wheezing, has itchy skin or runny eyes then he may have allergies. Cats like the British Shorthair can commonly develop allergies during certain times of the year just like people do. Other symptoms may include itchy back or base of tail, itchy ears and frequent ear infections, paw chewing, swollen paws, snoring caused by an inflamed throat, diarrhea, and vomiting. Always call your vet if you notice any of these symptoms in your cat. Once your vet examines your cat and determines the presence of allergies treatment can be prescribed and your cat can get some relief. You can also help relieve your cat’s allergies by keeping her indoors during high allergy seasons. Help your cat to avoid cleaning materials, smoke and perfumes as these may also aggravate allergies. Talk with your vet Northwest Columbus, OH for more information about allergies in cats.

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