Identifying and treating allergies in cats


Allergies in cats can be tricky to identify and treat. Understanding the symptoms and triggers can help manage your cat's allergies.



  1. Types d'allergies:
  • Food: Often caused by certain proteins in food.
  • Environmental: Pollens, mold, and mites can trigger reactions.
  • Flea: Flea saliva can cause allergic dermatitis.
  1. Symptoms:
  • Itching and hair loss: Common signs of allergies.
  • Gastrointestinal problems: May indicate a food allergy.
  1. Treatment and management:
  • Trigger identification: Essential for effective treatment.
  • Drugs: Antihistamines or steroids may be prescribed by your veterinarian.
  • Changes in environment or diet: May be needed to manage allergies long term.


Identifying and treating allergies in cats requires careful attention and sometimes lifestyle changes. Work with your veterinarian to find the best approach for your cat's health.


  • French Veterinary Academy
  • Association of Companion Animal Veterinarians (AVAC)
  • European Federation of the Pet Food Industry (FEIAP)