A feline allergy, or any allergy in any animal including a human, is usually a reaction to a foreign protein that has entered the GI tract and/or bloodstream. These proteins can be organic, such as bug excrement, food ingredients, and flea saliva. Or, they can be synthetic, such as pharmaceuticals and household chemicals. Sometimes, allergies are a reaction to proteins that are part of the animal’s body. The body literally attacks itself. This is an auto-immune reaction.
One common symptom in all cat allergies is inflammation, a self-fueling process. The more inflammation there is the more inflammation is produced. Like a fire in dry wood; it consumes anything combustible. Inflammation must be brought under control before, healing can take place. This is why vets prescribe anti-histamines to slow or stop the inflammation.
The Real Cause of Cat Allergy.
Allergic reactions are a symptom. The actual source is somewhere inside the body. Until the source is dealt with, the problem will not only persist but will, in all probability, get worse.
Puffy eyes and runny noses are commonly recognized as inflammations. Treating the consequences of the allergic reaction with anti-inflammatories is the least effective strategy. Why? The fundamental weakness in allergic animals is an unhealthy gastrointestinal tract.
When the Cat’s away, the Mice Will Play.
When the GI tract is compromised any number of disorders or diseases can develop. Yeasts sends roots into the mucosa opening up channels for macro molecules and proteins to enter your cats’ bloodstream. Bacteria and viruses also breed in a destabilized environment.
Worse yet, all food substances become part of the allergic pool. Dietary changes will not work until the GI tract is stabilized and rejuvenated. Once the GI tract becomes compromised, the door is open wide, and your cat’s health begins to spiral down.
Weak links are where you see the symptoms. So, if the weak link is skin, the cat has skin problems. If the weak link is digestion, the cat has diarrhea and vomiting. If the weak link is cellular metabolism, the cat gets cancer.
Every system – digestive, immune, lymphatic… gets its nutrition from the intestinal system. The GI tract is where you must first address the stress.