Our cat friends can get allergies just like us humans. This happens when their immune system becomes sensitive to substances in their environment. These irritating substances can cause a variety of symptoms for your cat like sneezing, coughing, itchy, runny eyes, vomiting or diarrhea and paw chewing or swollen paws. There are a variety of things that can cause these symptoms including pollen, grass, plants, mold, food, perfumes, fleas or flea-control products, cleaners, drugs and some cat litters. Veterinarians at Broadway Vet can help you narrow down what is causing the symptoms of your cat with a few tests. A diet change may be warranted to help determine if that is part of the problem. Removal of the allergens from the the environment may be another step recommended by the veterinarian. Broadway Veterinary Hospital has trained and experienced doctors to help you alleviate your cat's allergy issues. Medication is sometimes prescribed for cats in certain cases including cortisone, steroids or allergy injections, antihistamines and flea prevention products. We carry all the medications for any allergy problem for cats at Broadway Vet so there is no need to make an extra stop at an outside pharmacy. Give us a call if you are concerned that your cat has allergies.