Spring is always a celebration of new life in the animal world. The weather is favourable and food is plentiful and this is why many animals give birth in this season. Grazing animals enjoy the warmer weather with plentiful food in their fields, with longer days and warmth from the sun. Many new puppies, kittens, calves, foals and chicks will be born in this season.

Spring is also a time for allergies and your pet can suffer too. While humans tend to get hay fever, dogs tend to present with itchy skin or
ear problems.

Dogs and cats are more prone to skin irritation and inflammation during the spring months and they’ll persistently scratch, lick and bite to get relief. They may have a runny nose, watery eyes, coughing and sneezing and wheezing in cats. Cats get their own form of asthma which is usually allergen related.

It’s important to take your pet to the vet as soon as they start showing symptoms as constant scratching can lead to sores, hair loss and secondary infections.

Please call us for more information or to book a consultation with one of our Vets today.