Cat Care Wellness

Can a Cat Have Allergies?

Have you ever wondered if your cat can have allergies? The answer is, yes they can! The sad part is your purrfect partner can’t voice their pain or discomfort. Every good fur mom or dad wants the very best for their pets.

Cats can have allergies, just like us. Your pet can be allergic to their cat food or other environmental toxins. The allergies your cat might have could seriously affect their health.

Here are some common signs that your cat might have allergies:

  • Your cat is constantly scratching
  • Your cat is biting their paws
  • Your cat is rubbing their face
  • Your cat has severe skin problems
  • Your cat has breathing problems
  • Your cat has regular digestive issues
  • Your cat is snoring
  • Your cat has bald patches
  • Your cat has redness around their chin, ears, eyes, and mouth

The first step to help your cat is figuring what they are allergic to, it could be seasonal allergies, environmental issues, and/or food sensitivities. It can be hard for us to figure on our own, really it’s a guessing game. Why not be sure? Besides seeing a Vet, you can also get allergy testing done. The results are fascinating.

We have partnered with 5Strands Pet Testing so you no longer have to guess if your cat has reactions or intolerances to food or other factors. Here is what they can offer your purrfect partner:

5Strands Affordable Pet Testing provides a non-invasive HAIR analysis test on over 300 items to help you zero in on the key sensitivities. You can use our testing results as a screening tool to make the necessary dietary and environmental lifestyle changes necessary to address your pet’s issues.

5Strands Affordable Pet Testing scans your pet’s hair sample (10-15 strands) using bio-resonance technology and provides an extensive, easy-to-understand report. You can expect to receive your pet’s test results within 5 – 7 days after the hair sample arrives at the processing center.

As a reminder, 5 Strands Affordable Pet Testing only tests for non-IgE mediated reactions or “intolerances.” This type of reaction may have a delayed onset with symptoms appearing several hours or days after ingestion or exposure and lasting a longer period of time.

Take a look at some of their customer feedback:

4 StarsChelsea Carter – This gave me a great elimination guideline for Katie’s diet and meal plan.
5 StarsJessica – What a great elimination diet to follow! Found out that Winston was having trouble with the corn. Also was having reactions to the cotton throne we build him :/
5 StarsCiera Waugh – Great customer service. I believe I spoke with Austin and he was very informative and understand with all my questions
5 Stars – Great customer service. I believe I spoke with Austin and he was very informative and understand with all my questions
5 StarsRamona H. – My cat suffered from chronic diarrhea. Once I bought this test and reviewed my cat’s results over the phone with Lauren, I decided to eliminate the items on her list from her diet. She is worlds better now, and I am so thankful. (So is my carpet.)
5 StarsJules – This test only took 6 days for me to get my results back for Millie. Very impressed 🙂
5 StarsAnna Marie Wright – 10 out of 10! I have recommended this to everyone! If your cat is having skin issues, this will help you find out why!!!

So yes, a cat can have allergies! Want to get your cat tested, just click here to learn more.
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  • Jenn

    I’d love to test my kitties but on a very limited income this can never happen unfortunately.

    • Ashley Lee

      Hi Jenn,

      Keep an eye on our giveaways (

      Affordable Pet Testing is doing a giveaway at the end of August. Two lucky winners will receive an intolerance test kit! -AL

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