Yes, pets can have allergies too.
Just like in people, allergies in pets happen when their immune systems identify substances as harmful and try to fight them off. This month, we've got some tips for pets with allergies – and managing your allergies to pets.
Over 20% of pets may suffer from some sort of allergy, according to the ASPCA®.+ Allergies typically develop when pets are young, but adult onset allergies can also occur.
What are pets allergic to?
Pets can be allergic to environmental substances like pollen, mold, or dust mites. They can also be allergic to flea bites or ingredients in their diets.
What are the symptoms?
If your pet has recurring ear or skin infections, allergies could be an issue. Other common signs can include increased scratching, licking, chewing, or face-wiping.
What should you do?
Visit your veterinarian who can help identify the source and recommend treatment. You can also help by reducing your pet's exposure to allergens in your home. Check our blog for tips.
Our illness coverage can help cover treatment costs related to allergies that aren't pre-existing to your plan. Sign into the Member Center to see your plan details.