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What are some common signs of pet allergies?

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Common symptoms of pet allergies include sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes and difficulty breathing when exposed to the allergen, as stated by Mayo Clinic. The allergen is most commonly pet dander from dogs, cats, rodents and horses.

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Allergy symptoms most commonly affect the nasal passages, which leads to inflammation causing coughing, an itchy nose and throat, and congestion. Less common are skin symptoms, which include allergic dermatitis, itching, raised red patches called hives and eczema, according to Mayo Clinic. All of these symptoms can be prevented by avoiding allergens. If symptoms are severe or worsen, individuals should contact a doctor or emergency medical service.

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