It’s recently been reported that hayfever is set to be worse this year for humans and pets.
Those who suffer from pollen allergies are likely to experience more severe symptoms, in light of the lockdowns and our isolating indoors. Doctors have said people who have never experienced hayfever might get it for the first time this year.
This is also a concern for our cats and dogs, especially the young pets bought during the pandemic who have spent a vast proportion of their formative years indoors.
Dr Miller said: “These pets won’t have been exposed to the great outdoors as much and this makes them more vulnerable to hayfever – as they will have a lower tolerance to pollen.”
In humans, hayfever manifests as sneezing, coughing, a runny or blocked nose, itchy, red or watery eyes, headaches, earaches and sleepiness to name a few symptoms.
The symptoms of hayfever in pets are slightly different so you might not spot them straight away.
Here are six signs that your pet has hayfever, according to Dr Miller.