You know, it’s one thing if us humans suffer from allergies.
We usually know what to do if we have allergies and we seek out help if we don’t.
Cats, however, are a different story.
They can’t verbally tell you what’s wrong with them.
They can only behave in their catty, animalistic ways.
As a cat owner, you have to look for signs that something is wrong with your cat.
One of those things can be allergies. According to the Spruce Pets, there can be several different types of allergies your cat may have.
And just like allergies are no fun for us humans, you can bet that they’re no fun for cats either.
I had to deal with my cat Walter having allergies and he wasn’t exactly a happy camper.
I discovered a few home remedies that helped alleviate Walter of his allergy symptoms.
And that’s what I want to get into today.
Here are the home remedies that I personally used (along with good cat grooming) to help my cat out and maybe you can do the same too!
Read on below!
4 Things to Help Your Cat with Allergies
- Use Benadryl. I didn’t think that human allergy medication would also work for cats, but it does! Before you do anything, however, talk to a veterinarian about the proper dosage you can give your cat should you decide to give it Benadryl.
- Use Oatmeal. If your cat has itchy skin from allergies, this will definitely help. Give your cat a cool water bath for 10 minutes and add colloidal oatmeal. Your cat’s skin should respond well to the cooling relief the oatmeal provides.
- Use Epsom Salts. Drop some in a bath and allow your cat to soak its feet for 5-10 minutes. This will also relieve itchy, allergic skin. Also, make sure your cat doesn’t drink the water as it may be harmful if ingested.
- Use Witch Hazel. No, you will not be casting a magic spell on your cat to make its allergies completely disappear. If only it were that easy, right? This is a liquid that will also help with itchy, allergic skin. You can pour it directly on the affected areas or you can dab it on with a cotton swab.
Home Remedies for Cats Who Have Allergies Video
If you’re still completely lost on what remedies to use to help your cat with its allergies, don’t worry! I got you covered. Check out the video below and you should be good to go!
Final Thoughts On What To Do If Your Cat Has Allergies
Like I mentioned before, cat allergies are no fun. They can make things very unpleasant between you and your cat. It’s no fun trying to play with your cat when it’s suffering from allergies, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world.
Your cat doesn’t have to be an allergy sufferer. You can help your cat by being a vigilant cat owner and making sure that your cat’s allergy symptoms are always under control.