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Canine Allergies

What are Canine Allergies?

The sneezing, sniffly, itchy eyed symptoms of allergies are not only for humans; our pets can experience the pain and discomfort of allergies as well. Allergies begin when your pet’s immune system recognizes a substance as being potentially dangerous. Much like the allergies you may experience, your pet’s allergies can be triggered by a variety of things including environmental allergens such pollen or food allergens such as dairy or wheat.
Is my dog at risk? Your dog can develop allergies at any time without any really precursor to risk; however, allergies may be more common in specific breeds including retrievers, terriers, pugs, bulldogs, Boston terriers and setters. You may also find that incidences of allergic reactions may increase with age.
What are can attribute to dog allergies?Though there are multiple things that could trigger allergic reactions in your dog, the following are the most common allergens:
  • Mold and Milder
  • Dander
  • Pollen (Grass, weed or tree)
  • Flea dander
  • Certain foods including wheat, corn, pork, beef and chicken
  • Cleaning products
  • Shampoos and soaps
Symptoms Though allergies may manifest in multiple ways, you may find that these are the most common symptoms associated with canine allergies
  • Itchy, runny or red eyes
  • Ear infections or itchy ears
  • Red, swollen or otherwise irritated paws as a result of excessive chewing
  • Continual, localized licking or chewing
  • Dry, scaly, red or itchy skin/Hot spots (reoccurring)
  • Hair loss
  • Unusual or excessive snoring
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
Treatment Typically

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