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Pet allergy – Symptoms and causes

Pet allergy – Symptoms and causes

By daniele

An allergic reaction to carbs in an animal’s skin cells, saliva, or urine is referred to as a pet allergy. Sneezing and a runny nose, are symptoms of hay fever and pet allergies alike, respectively


  • Sneezing
  • clogged nose
  • Red, watery, or itchy eyes
  • Nasal clogging


Your immune system reacts to a foreign item, such as pollen, mold, or pet dander, to cause allergies.

Your immune system creates antibodies, which are proteins. These antibodies shield you from foreign intruders that can infect you or make you ill. Your immune system produces antibodies when you have allergies, mistaking your specific allergen for something hazardous even though it is not.

Your immune system reacts to the allergen and causes an inflammatory response in your nasal passages or lungs when you breathe it or come into contact with it. The continuing (chronic) airway inflammation associated with asthma can be brought on by repeated or prolonged exposure to the allergen.

Dogs and cats

As well as being found on their fur, in their saliva, urine, and sweat, and in the skin cells they shed, an allergen from both cats and dogs can also be found (dander). Because it is so tiny and may linger in the wind for such a long time with only a small amount of air movement, dander is a particular problem. It also easily sticks to your clothing and accumulates in upholstered furniture.

Pet dander can leave stains on carpets, sheets, furniture, and clothes. Saliva that has been dried out can fly. No breed is hypoallergenic, yet so-called hypoallergenic cats and dogs may lose less fur than shedding breeds.


Nasal infections

If you have the persistent (chronic) aggravation of the muscles in your nasal systems brought due to a pet allergy, the hollow cavities leading to your respiratory system may become blocked (sinuses). If you have these obstructions, you can be more susceptible to viral sinus infections like sinusitis.


People who suffer from pet allergies and asthma frequently struggle to control their asthma symptoms. They might be vulnerable to asthma attacks that call for urgent medical attention or emergency care.


Make sure you don’t have pet allergies before deciding to adopt or buy a pet if you don’t currently have one.