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Understanding the Right Dog Allergy Treatment


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When you are bothered by dog allergies, then you know that you have to find the right treatment for your dog that has it. The treatment that you need to find should give comfort to your dog as well as relieve you of the frustration from it. In order to do that, you must know what kind of allergy you are dealing with and the recommended treatments for each allergy.

One of the most common dog allergies that also happened with humans is dogs being allergic to inhalants. Some examples of inhalants are dust, pollen and molds. And the most common treatment is to avoid these inhalants to hit your dog by keeping them away from places where these inhalants are present. You can also use oral treatments such as shampoos that can lessen the allergies or adding fatty acids in your dog’s food to protect the allergy from getting worse. Another dog allergy is food allergies which is very difficult to determine because you don’t know what kind of food they are allergic to. You can lessen the food allergy by avoiding the food stuff, but it will take days or weeks to determine what the food allergen is because it is a trial and error way. One way to do it is to slowly eliminate certain ingredients that you think your dog has allergy with every week until you determine the certain ingredient. You can also add some certain ingredients that might help in lessening the allergy.

Then there is the contact allergy where it is among the least common dog allergies because there are not many cases on this. This type of allergy is where the dog is allergic it a particular item such as a certain flower, blanket or whatever item you have around you. The two best treatments for this is either give the medical treatment for a short relief, or just remove the cause of the allergy for permanent relief.

There is the skin allergy where your dog has allergies with dust, molds, and pollens. The problem with skin allergy is some of its causes may be from food, inhalants, or fleas that also have same symptoms. If you don’t look after the excessive scratching, it may lead to skin infections that can destroy the skin of your dog. If this is the condition, have a check up with your vet. Another common dog allergy is flea allergy where the flea’s saliva, when bitten, causes the allergy. The key treatment for this is to keep your surroundings and your dog flea-free. You can also lessen the fleas by bathing your dog and watch out for other fleas that are roaming the environment and can hit your dogs anytime to suck their blood.

The dog allergies that your canine friend can experience can be relieved or cured if you do the right treatment for each type of allergy. We all know how frustrating allergies can be, so imagine much more from dogs who cannot speak about what they feel. Observe your dogs well and it would be better if you seek help to your trusted veterinarians so that you will have knowledge about allergies as well.

Dog skin allergies or Allergic dermatitis is a term generally used to refer to group of skin allergies that may be brought about by several major or minor factors in dogs.


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