Common Pet Allergy Causes

Common Pet Allergy Causes

Does your pet have itchy skin? Upset stomach? Won't stop licking or chewing their paws? Ear infections? Breathing trouble?

The underlying cause for any of these symptoms could be allergies. Some allergies may be seasonal and hard to avoid, while other causes can be eliminated or avoided to make your pet more comfortable.

What are the most common pet allergens?

  • Grass, weeds, bushes, and trees
  • Mold spores
  • Dander
  • Dust mites
  • Fleas
  • Cleaning products
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Food ingredients such as specific proteins (chicken, beef, pork), wheat, corn, soy, egg, dairy, etc.
  • Feathers
  • Perfumes
  • Medications (topical or oral)

How do I find out which allergens are bothering my pet?

Just like for humans, the best ways to find out what your pet is intolerant to are either testing or elimination. The process of elimination can take a long period of time, and may be nearly impossible if your pet is allergic to something environmental that can't be completely eliminated.

Allergy testing with your vet can be an expensive process and uncomfortable for your pet. Here at, we are proud to offer an effective alternative with our Ucari Pet Intolerance Test! This easy hair sample test is non-invasive, offers quick online results, and tests for over 1000+ intolerances and imbalances. This test works for both dogs and cats, and we also have a human intolerance test available as well.

As always, our Certified Pet Nutritionists at are available for a free consultation to help review your results and keep your pets happy and healthy! Call us at 864-255-5323 for any questions or concerns!