Apr 4, 2024 - News

Spring allergies suck for pets, too

Illustration of a tissue box with the opening in the shape of a dog bone

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

More pets, particularly dogs, are being treated for itchy skin and allergies.

Why it matters: Seasonal allergies can be terribly uncomfortable for furry friends, and they can snowball into secondary issues, including skin infections.

By the numbers: Pet insurance company Trupanion reports a 45% increase in allergy claims for insured pets in 2023 compared with 2019, with the data growth adjusted and measured on a per 1,000 pet basis.

Anti-itch prescriptions are available to treat allergic dogs.

  • Injectable treatments work to block the signal that triggers an itch.

How to identify pet allergies

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