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Nothing to Sneeze At

The arrival of spring brings warmer weather, greener grass, and longer days to get outside and enjoy them. But with the rites of spring comes a dreaded wrong: hay fever, triggered by the pollen that blankets the great outdoors at this time of year. No matter where you live—an urban metropolis or the rural countryside—pollen can make life miserable.

Symptoms of seasonal allergies in humans include runny nose, itchy skin and throat, and itchy runny eyes. But did you know that dogs and cats are also susceptible, though their symptoms are different?

Spot the Signs

Animals can’t tell us they’re suffering, so we must learn to recognize their hay fever symptoms—excessive head-shaking; scratching, and biting at their own maddeningly itchy skin; and irritated, inflamed

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