Cat allergy symptoms can present themselves in various forms depending on the root allergy. Your veterinarian can perform blood or skin tests to determine specific allergies that are troubling your kitty. Signs of allergic reactions that can prompt a trip to the vet include the following.
- Itching or chewing at paws and tail
- Sneezing, coughing, or wheezing
- Discharge from the eyes or nose
- Skin redness, swelling or irritation
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Difficulty breathing
- Ear infections
Difficulty breathing is often a sign of severe cat allergies, and pet parents should contact their veterinarian immediately if this symptom is observed. Cats with asthma can be especially susceptible to environmental allergies, so it’s recommended they are treated with the proper cat allergy medications as soon as they’re diagnosed.