Sunday, 3 July 2016


If You're Like Me, You're Probably Surprised To Learn,
 That Allergies Are Just As Prevalent In Other Species, As It Is In Humans.

In Fact, It's Very Common For Animals To Have Allergies.
I Was So Surprised When I Learned This, I Really Had No Clue Before.

What Kind Of Allergies Can Your Pet Have?
Just About Anything.
They Can Be Allergic To Dairy, Dust, Pollen, The Sun, Flowers
The List Of Potential Allergy-Stressers Goes On And On.
They Can Even Be Allergic To Us Humans!

One Of My Little Ones, Suddenly Developed a Severe Allergic Reaction, 
Leaving Him With Itchy Skin and Eczema.
I Believe Dairy To Be The Culprit.
I Bottle-Fed Him and His Brother Since They Were Just 2 Weeks Old.
At The Time, I Noticed Little Bumpy-Spots On Him.
Not That I Could See. But That I Could Feel When Cuddling Him.
At The Time, I Assumed It Was Just Healing Scratches 
From Kitten-Play Gone a Bit Rough
Between Him and His Siblings.

In Hindsight I Think They Might Have Been Eczema.
He Only Developed Them After He Started Receiving The Formula Milk.
Which Is a Mommy-Cay-Milk Replacement, Based In Milk From Other Mammals.
So He's Most Likely Allergic To Dairy.

Just As I Turned Out To Be Allergic To Cows-Milk When I Was a Baby.
He's Allergic To Other Mammal-Milk Too.
The Difference Between The Milk From Your Own Species and Another Mammal,
Is What Causes The Problem.
Not Everyone Has The Necessary Stuff To Be Able To Digest It, 
Like They Would Milk From Their Own Kind.

I Was Fortunate Enough To Be Able To Digest Goat's Milk.
But For Some, No Other-Mammal-Milk Is Good For The System.

That Being Said, Some Are Even Allergic To Their Own Kind's Milk As Well!
As You Will See In This Video, Where Charlize Theron Talks About Her Severe Milk-Allergies.
(And No, I Didn't Just Randomly Put a Graham Norton Video In Here, 
It Also Applies To Pets With Severe Allergies xD)

When I Took My Little One To The Vet, She Made Me Aware Of The Fact That
Not Only De He Have Eczema, But Also Presented With a Dental-Symptom;
It Was Clear That He'd Had an Irritated Gum-Line For Quite Some Time.
And It's Not Something You'd Notice, If You Aren't Aware That You Should Look For It.
As Illustrated Above, There Was a Red Line Of Irritation At The Roots Of His Teeth.
It Wasn't Until We Really Lifted His Lips Up, and Had Full Access To His Mouth, That We Saw.
The Vet Said The First Symptoms Often Showed Up In The Gums.
And That It Had Escalated To Eczema 
As He Continued To Be In Contact With What He Was Allergic To. 

She Let Me Know That, If He Continued Being In Contact To His Allergy-Stresser, 
His Teeth Could Literally Start Crumble In Their Roots, As a  Reaction To The Stuff He's Allergic To Would Act As Toxins To His System, And Could Start Having a Rotting Effect Of His Dental-Roots.
Making Him Either Loose Teeth, Or Have To Pull Them.

Which Is Why It's SO IMPORTANT
For Pet-Mommies, and Pet-Daddies To Know That This Is a Thing,
So We Can Do Our Best To Prevent It.
Check Your Pet's Teeth, Their Gums. Make Sure They Look Healthy and Pink, With No Red, Irritated Spots or Areas.
If They Do Present With Irritated Gums, Take It To The Vet.
It Could Very Well Be a Symptom of a Much Greater Underlying Cause.

 Other Worrying Allergy Signs You Should Be Aware Of:
- If Your Pet Seems To Be Scratching Themselves a Lot.
- If They Suddenly Don't Want You To Touch Them,
It Might Be Because Their Skin Is So Itchy, It's Painful To Be Touched.
- If Their Poo Is Unusual (Too Firm or Too Loose)
- If They Don't Seem To Want To Eat,
They Might Have Pain In Their Gums/Teeth.
- Red/Runny Eyes and Nose

Also; Don't Feed Your Cat Milk.
Yes I Know The Stereotype.
That Cats Like Milk.

But It's Actually Been Scientifically Proven, 
That Cats Are Not Built To Digest Other-Mammal-Milk.

It's One Thing When You Bottle-Feed Kittens, You Have To.
And As I Said, Only One Of Mine, Turned Out To Be Allergic To Other-Mammal-Dairy.
But Overall, When They're Adult Cats, Make Sure The Food/Drink/Treats You Give Them, Are Milk-Free.
Just Like Humans, Most Other Animals Also Loose The Ability To Digest Dairy Properly When Reaching Maturity. (No Longer a Small Child)

So Don't Feed Your Cats Dairy.
Unless Specifically Following Instructions By Your Vet.
Sometimes If Your Pet Has an Upset Stomach (Diarrhea etc.)
Giving Them Pro-Biotics/Sour-Milk etc.
Might Have To Be a Short-Term Necessary Evil.