Do you think your feline friend has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies cats can have and how you can treat them.
One of the most common conditions affecting cats is allergy. An allergy occurs when the cat's immune system "overreacts" to foreign substances called allergens or antigens. Allergens and antigens are simply foreign proteins that the body's immune system tries to remove.
These overreactions are manifested in one of three ways:
There are four common types of allergies in the cat: contact, flea, food, and inhalant. Each has common clinical signs and unique characteristics.
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