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How to Deal with Dog Allergies


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One of the irritating conditions that a pet owner can encounter is dog allergies because of the discomfort it causes for both the dog and the pet owner. Most of the symptoms of these allergies are the same and it’s hard to determine what type of allergy they are. Some of the common symptoms that you have to watch out on dog allergies are the following: Respiratory signs such as coughing and sneezing, Digestive signs such as vomiting and stomachache, Mucus discharges from holes of the body, Hair loss and Loss of appetite.

One of the common dog allergies is food allergy is caused by ingredients in dog foods that are not suitable for your dog’s body. Some of the ingredients that may cause allergy are: beef, chicken, pork, milk, grains and corn. One of the common symptoms of food allergy is scratching and most of the time pet owners put this aside and consider it as part of the personal habit of dogs. One of the ways to determine the allergens in food allergies is to do trial and error. You have to slowly eliminate certain ingredients that you think your dog has allergy with every week until you determine the certain ingredient.

Inhalant allergy is the most common of dog allergies as it involves common allergens such as dust, molds and pollens. It is not easy to diagnose inhalant allergy since its symptoms are the same as other dog allergies. The only way to treat this is to avoid the allergen. It is also good to give it fatty acids in order to prevent more damage due to inhalant allergy.

Another one of the dog allergies is flea allergy where the flea’s saliva is the allergen, as well as its bite. They suck the blood from your dog, which causes the allergy and getting weak because almost all the energy is sucked out. One treatment to do is you must take away the fleas by practicing flea control through cleaning your house more often. Make sure to clean most your dog’s bed and floors because this is where fleas come from. Bacterial allergy is caused by different bacteria, especially the Staph bacteria and may or may not affect your dog. It is one of the dog allergies that is not common and cannot be determined easily. There are sores and patches present in the dog’s skin that can be caused by bacteria. Have these patches checked by the veterinarian if they get worse. Another least common among dog allergies is contact allergy where the dog is allergic it a particular item such as a certain plant 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.

These dog allergies are something that a dog owner should be aware of so that they can take care of their dogs more, as well as be knowledgeable about the health conditions of dogs. Also, it is your responsibility as a pet owner to be familiar with the different treatments of these dog allergies so that you can also do them in your home when the veterinarian is not yet available.

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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