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Can Animals Be Allergic to Animals?

Allergies are the most common reason pets are brought to a veterinarian. Animals can be allergic to food, fibers, microbes, fungi, insects (especially fleas) and pollens of all sorts. When we submit allergy tests animals are checked for allergies to dogs, cats, mice, horses and feathers. Every once in a while we get a result that an animal is allergic to animals. Also, many clients comment that after one pet dies their other pet no longer has allergies. Dogs are most likely to be allergic to cats.

So if animals can be allergic to animals, can they be allergic to their owners? People are pretty hypoallergenic, so your pets are safe to be around you.

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