Las mejores soluciones para perros y gatos con alergias

The best solutions for dogs and cats with allergies

Although normally the body of our furry friends is quite resistant, both dogs and cats can suffer from allergies. In addition, there are microorganisms such as mites, bacteria and viruses that can harm your health, to a greater or lesser extent. Therefore, we are going to see what are the best solutions that you can adopt to improve the day-to-day life of your cat with allergies, equally applicable if it is an allergic dog.

What are allergies in dogs and cats?

Allergy is an abnormal reaction of the immune system of an organism, which results in an abnormal or disproportionate response to apparently normal stimuli in the environment.

Said otherwise, all people (and therefore also dogs and cats) are exposed to microorganisms floating in the air or residing on certain surfaces, and we come into contact with foods or substances that, under normal conditions, should not pose any risk to health.

However, what happens when the immune system overreacts to one of these normal stimuli? Well, health can be very compromised. From mild allergic reactions (manifested in redness or skin rashes) to swelling in the glottis and anaphylactic shocks, which can cause death.

Allergies in dogs

Allergy in dogs usually manifests itself in visible symptoms such as itchiness on the face, in the ears, in the armpits, in the groin and around the anus. A dog with a mild allergy will lick and scratch at these areas very frequently, even to the point of scratching or biting. These symptoms are usually caused by having come into contact with mites or bacteria that damage the animal's skin.

However, there is a worse allergy in dogs, and it is food . When our best friend eats according to what proteins present in certain foods, he could suffer real crises in his body, and then his life will be in danger. In this case, the veterinary evaluation will be the best ally to prevent potentially dangerous situations for your health.

Allergies in cats

Similarly, cats can have food allergies, although their body usually Being quite prepared to process practically everything they eat, we recommend avoiding beef, as well as (although it sounds surprising) certain proteins found in fish and dairy.

Once warned of the possible food origin of an allergy, we have to look at the cat's environment. dust mites are common culprits in atopic dermatitis in cats, and even hair loss, and they're everywhere, at least on the surfaces they like best (rugs, newspapers, surfaces stuffed with wool or feathers...).

How to improve the daily life of a dog or cat with allergies

A preliminary study on their diet

The vast majority of cases of food allergies are only discovered once ingestion has occurred and the abnormal reaction of the body has been observed. If the consequences of the reaction are mild, it will suffice to study the diet of the dog or cat and gradually eliminate foods until the "culprit" is found.

However, it is very important to consult with the veterinarian to prepare a preventive study adapted to our pet in particular, since other foods besides beef, fish and dairy products (pork, wheat, corn, soy...) can cause allergic reactions very severe.

A protective mattress instead of a carpet

Carpets are often true "breeding grounds" for dust mites.If your cat or dog is allergic to mites, it will be unnecessarily exposed to them if it usually sleeps on the carpet The solution lies in providing a mattress that protects it from these small organisms.

Specifically , the balukaDREAM model that we developed at Baluka is one of the best mattresses for dogs with allergies. The tissue that covers it is capable of preventing the animal from the consequences of coming into contact with the aforementioned microorganisms. It limits the ability of bacteria to reproduce and protects the virus from entering the animal's skin, by acting on its lipid barrier.

Careful hygiene

In addition to the mattress factor, it will be highly recommended vacuuming the entire house frequently to prevent mite populations from flourishing, and regularly disinfecting all surfaces to prevent the proliferation of bacteria or viruses.

As for our pet, we recommend that you brush it regularly to remove dead hair and flaking skin, and avoid (as much as possible) it coming into contact with textile surfaces (rag, cotton).

Just as it happens to us, allergies in dogs and cats can manifest in mild symptoms (although bothersome) and in other much more severe. The best solution to facilitate the daily life of cats and dogs with allergies is to keep them away from surfaces where potentially dangerous microorganisms can accumulate, and to determine with veterinary support what they can and cannot eat.


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