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Cat Allergy Medicine to Relieve Discomfort

When your cat is suffering from allergies it is hard not to notice. They can be very sensitive to common allergens or substances found in most environments. You can easily spot an extreme reaction to things like trees, grass, fabrics, rubber or cigarette smoke when their body has a negative response. This is because your pet’s body views these substances as a danger and is working hard to protect itself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bathing your cat one or two times per week can help minimize environmental allergens. But if you notice your pet is licking their paws or scratching more than usual, you can explore our wide selection of prescription medication that includes antihistamines for cats. When you’re ready to order add the item to your cart, fill in your pet and veterinarian’s information, and Petco will handle getting the prescription.

Indoor cats and kittens are susceptible to mold and dust year- round, though it may not cause a reaction for some cats. For example, pollen can cling to clothing and can spread throughout your home when you return, causing these allergens to irritate your cat. Your veterinarian can perform tests to determine if your cat experiences indoor (or environmental) allergies. Cats can also be allergic to foods and will require extensive testing to determine if and what types of foods they are sensitive and reacting to, so please contact your veterinarian.

Soap-free allergy shampoo and cool water can help relieve symptoms by reducing allergens on your cat’s skin, for those cats that tolerate bathing. The options to treat allergies depend largely on the underlying cause which sometimes can be difficult to determine: food, environmental or flea. Relief from the inflammation, scratching and sometimes hair loss can come from veterinary prescribed injections, chewables, pills or tablets, compounded flavored syrup, liquids or topicals, or a combination of any of the above.

There are a variety of options to address allergies in cats including Omega 3, antihistamines, and nasal sprays. Before starting any treatments, it’s important to check with a trusted veterinarian for specifics regarding your cat’s health history and symptoms. Cats can be sensitive to certain drugs, so always check to ensure safe administration of medication.