Can cats have seasonal allergies?

Tipper has been having fits of sneezing the past few weeks since the weather has warmed up and we've had the windows open. Today I noticed her eyes were starting to water a bit. No goop or crust. No redness or puffiness to her eyes, just a little watery and still fits of sneezes.
Is it possible she has seasonal allergies? I can't recall if she had any issues like this in prior years. Though this year has been VERY high for allergens compared to recent years.

Asked by Tipper on May 13th 2013 Tagged seasonalallergies, allergies, sneezing, wateryeyes in Allergies
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Yes. Cats (and dogs) can have seasonal allergies, but there are other causes that your vet might want to rule out first. Asthma (though if there's no coughing, that might not be the problem), rhinotracheitis (also known as herpes). However, if it is allergies, a quarter of a Benadryl can help. The worst part is trying to cut a Benadryl into quarters.

Laila answered on 5/13/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I woke up Sunday morning sneezing with watery eyes & I kept shaking my head. Mommy took me to the vet & he said that I have allergies. He didn't know what I was allergic to of course. My eyes were red & swollen & my ears looked a little pink even though Mommy didn't notice it. So Tipper's eye's could be red & swollen too. This has just now started up for me. I never had problems in the past. I was given some sort of shot for it. The vet suggested that Mommy go get some 10 mg Zyrtec to give me once a day. Cats can get allergies just like humans.

Twinkle answered on 5/14/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer