Hay Fever In Dogs & Cats
We are well and truly in to hay fever season now, people up and down the country are sneezing, have sore eyes and are feeling generally grotty.
But, did you know that millions of dogs and cats suffer with hay fever and other seasonal allergies?
The symptoms are similar to those that we experience, such as sneezing, itchy skin, runny noses, sore eyes and painful ears. Dogs can also start chewing their feet as a result of hay fever.
Some breeds of dog are more susceptible to hay fever than others. The breeds most likely to be affected are English Bulldogs, Labradors and Golden Retrievers - although other breeds are not immune.
When it comes to cats, sneezing and eye problems are less likely, but a cough is more likely - and skin reactions are just as likely to appear as they are in dogs.
If your pet is suffering with hay fever, natural pet remedies can be a very effective solution. A problem caused by the normal action of plants is one that plants can help with!
Holistic Hounds offer two blends that can help with hay fever, depending on which of the symptoms is most prevalent. All of our blends are made from herbs for dogs and herbs for cats - so either species will benefit from some of our holistic medicine for animals.
For those pets that are suffering with a runny nose, a cough and sore eyes and ears the Holistic Hounds Boost Blend is the best choice. In addition to supporting your pets immune system and giving them a gentle lift, the chamomile will help soothe, whilst the nettle acts as a natural antihistamine.
If skin allergies or paw chewing is the biggest problem, then the Holistic Hounds Skin Blend is the one to go for. The chamomile and nettle work in the same way as they do in the boost blend, whilst the other ingredients help soothe the skin and promote healing.
If your pet is really suffering, then there is no problem with using the two blends together.
Many of us know how miserable hay fever can make you feel, so we’re sure your pet will welcome some relief from one of our herbal pet products.