Types of allergies in cats

Do you know that cats can have allergies? Do you know the most common allergies that occur in cats? If the answer is no, pay close attention to this article in which we clear up these doubts.

Before starting with the explanation of the types of allergies in cats, we recommend that you read another of our articles in which we talk about what an allergy is, its symptoms and treatment.


Most common causes of allergies in cats

Cats can have different types of allergies just like humans do, but the most common causes we can find are:

  • Different types of plants
  • Pollen and fungi
  • Flea or mosquito bites
  • Certain foods
  • To the humans
  • Tobacco
  • Cleaning products


Types of allergies in cats:

Atopic allergies:

This type of allergies are caused by different allergens found in the environment. It can be dust mites (accumulated dust or in small quantities) or a plant such as pollen.

It is important to bear in mind that the first ones are produced throughout the year and the latter simply during the spring.


Flea allergy dermatitis:

This type of allergy is caused by flea saliva. It is very important that we always have prevention when spring approaches to prevent our cats from becoming infected.

If your cat already has fleas, you will see it scratching on the head or on the back at the beginning of the tail. It is important that you pay close attention to these signs to prevent your cat from licking excessively, because of this itch your cat can have other infectious problems.



The case of mosquitoes is similar to fleas and at the same time of year.


Food allergies

This type of allergy occurs at any time of the year and can also appear spontaneously.

This type of allergy occur mainly due to the intake of beef, chicken, fish or wheat. Although it can be for any food.

This type of feline allergy can be detected by vomiting and diarrhea.



We already explained it in previous blogs, but to make a brief summary it should be taken into account that allergic cats are detected by itching, but also:

  • Hair los
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Skin infections and organ inflammations
  • Asthma and anaphylactic shock
  • Cough, sneeze, runny nose or eyes


What can aggravate an allergy?

The contact

We refer to how long the cat spends with the allergy focus and when it has been. The more quantity, the more affected the cat will be.

Other allergies and diseases

If your cat has several allergies or only one, it is very likely that he will have more types in the future.

Also, sick cats are more sensitive and have lower immune systems.


We hope this blog has been interesting for you. And we always recommend that whenever you see unusual behavior in your cat, whether due to allergies or not, you go to the vet without delay so that they can diagnose it and apply the necessary treatment.

If your case is the opposite and it is you who has an allergy to cats, we recommend that you visit our blog on this topic.

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