Can a person be allergic to a cat?

Tarantino is part of The Spruce Pets’ veterinary review board. People can be allergic to many things including cats but cats can also have allergies of their own. Some symptoms of allergies in cats can be very severe, cause discomfort, and even be fatal.

How can you tell if your cat has a food allergy?

Food Allergies. Allergies to particular ingredients in food are another type of feline allergy. Cats with food allergies typically have itchy skin and may also develop recurrent skin or ear infections and have gastrointestinal signs like vomiting, diarrhea and/or increased gassiness.

What can a vet do for a cat with allergies?

Veterinarians can also prescribe fatty acid supplements, anti-histamines, hyposensitization therapy, immunosuppressive drugs and other treatments to help manage symptoms in cats with indoor allergies. Allergies to particular ingredients in food are another type of feline allergy.

What happens if your cat is allergic to chicken?

Cats who have allergies to what they eat will commonly scratch at their heads and necks, as well as have gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea and vomiting. Food allergies may show up in cats at any age. Note: If you know your cat is specifically allergic to chicken, you should avoid feeding her any products containing chicken protein or fat.

Is it possible for a feline to have allergies?

It Could Be Feline Allergies. Gastrointestinal symptoms usually accompany a food allergy, so it is important to avoid feeding your cat food to which he or she has a known allergy. Also, allergies tend to be more common among outdoor cats because they are exposed to a wider range of potential allergens,…

Food Allergies. Allergies to particular ingredients in food are another type of feline allergy. Cats with food allergies typically have itchy skin and may also develop recurrent skin or ear infections and have gastrointestinal signs like vomiting, diarrhea and/or increased gassiness.

What are the different types of cat allergies?

Because there is such a wide variety of allergens, cat allergies are generally divided into 3 main categories: flea allergy, environmental allergies (atopic dermatitis), and food allergy. Flea allergy and environmental allergies – the ones that cause “hay fever” symptoms in humans – are the most common.

What should I do if my cat has skin allergies?

Or, if your vet thinks your cat has a skin allergy, your cat might be referred to a veterinary dermatologist. The best way to treat your cat’s allergies is to remove the allergens from his or her environment.