Common allergens affecting domestic cats and feline atopy (infographic)

Allergens affecting cats

Cats can be allergic to a variety of substances, but the most common allergens affecting domestic cats include: Food allergens: Some cats can develop an allergy to certain ingredients in their diet, such as chicken, beef, fish, dairy, or grains. Environmental allergens: Cats can also be allergic to environmental factors such as dust mites, …

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Food and other cat allergies fully discussed

What are the most common cat allergies? I believe that you can break this topic down to food allergies, feline miliary dermatitis, irritant contact and allergic contact dermatitis and inhalant allergies. I believe that allergies in cats is a major issue and a hard one to resolve. There are too many cats suffering with …

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Bumps and scabs on ears during summer. A cause.

Bumps and scabs on ears in summer is possibly caused by a seasonal allergy to pollen or grass

This might be an instructive story which may guide some cat owners but please remember that cat owners who are unqualified in veterinary medicine should be very cautious about self-diagnosis through Internet research. You might get some ideas through personal research but you will probably need the input of a veterinarian which of course …

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Domestic cats allergic to overly-processed foods?

Cat allegies can be caused by processed foods

Are some domestic cat’s suffering from undiagnosed allergies because they are allergic to overly-processed pet food? Allergies and domestic cats are a bit of a mystery. There are so many potential allergens in the home which can cause an allergic reaction in a cat which is why they are difficult to pin down. They …

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Can cats be allergic to other cats?

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This is not a question which is asked a lot and neither is it answered a lot, or at all usefully, but theoretically it is possible for a domestic cat to be allergic to another domestic cat. However, I don’t think is possible for a domestic cat to be allergic to the primary domestic …

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Can cats be allergic to dogs and vice versa?

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Yes, cats can be allergic to dogs and dogs can be allergic to cats although it is not something you hear much about probably because veterinarians are sometimes unsure which allergen causes an allergic reaction in a cat or dog. However, theoretically it is possible. The problem is that cat allergies appear to be …

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Cleaning products linked to children’s asthma but what about cats and dogs?

Household sprays can cause asthma in kids. What about cats and dogs?

There is another report in the news about a study suggesting that an exposure to household cleaning products is linked to an increased risk of asthma and wheezing in children. The researchers looked at more than 2,000 children and found that the numerous cleaning products, so ubiquitous in households up and down the UK, …

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