Dog Allergies - Causes And effects

  • 25/01/2019
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dog-allergies.jpgDog Allergies are surprisingly common. Some breeds are more at risk than others: Retrievers, Terriers, Boxers, Dalmatians, Bulldogs, Shepherds  Beagles, and Irish Setters are at the greatest risk of developing dig allergy. They are often caused by the allergens found in animal dander, plants, insects but dogs can also be allergic to various types of food and medication as well. These sensitivities can cause different manifestations. For example, rashes, sneezing, and watery eyes are the most common while also paw chewing, skin inflammation, and excessive itching can also be present. What is there to be done once we find out that our dog has this repulsive condition?

What causes such unpleasant condition?

Life must be hard for owners that need to look their best friend suffering from such hard infirmity. You can choose to buy the best air purifier for pets and still the causes of allergies will continue to fly through the air. So what makes your furry friend have this unpleasant condition?

Animal danders, airborne pollens (grasses, weeds, trees, etc.), mould spores (indoor and outdoor) and notorious house dust mite are the main causes of dog allergies. The common knowledge is that dogs usually start to show signs of the disease between 3 months and 6 years of age and this can be a long period of time when owners are prone to neglect certain symptoms as allergies.

Discovering the allergy on time can greatly improve the results of overall treatment. Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory chronic skin disease associated with allergies. In fact, this is the second most common allergic skin disease in dogs. Luckily for many owners and their dogs, anti-itch shampoos can help relieve the itching in the short-term, and certain medicaments or fatty acid therapy can get the allergies under control for a period of time.

Antihistamines, like always play a crucial role in allergy treatment. Needless to say that you must consult your vet to determine which antihistamine is best and get specific dosage for your dog. The sad thing is that antihistamines work only for the 30% of dogs.

Try to see the symptoms on time

What is very important to note is that as your dog gets older the treatment of his allergy is only going to become harder. Environmental allergies are unfortunately progressive and will worsen as time goes. But, no responsible dog owner wants to look at his friend constantly itching in pain, there for putting a sad cone around his neck is sometimes the only solution.

This will also greatly decrease the chance of developing the second bacterial infection that can happen once his paws start to get in constant contact with the itching area. If you can see that your dog is starting to develop some of these symptoms then consult your vet right away since there are some easier ways of curing the allergy before starting treatment with injections and serious medication.

Remember that environmental allergies are on the rise. From trees, grasses, dust mites, cats and even cockroaches. There are a number of things your dog may be allergic to, which can cause him to be pretty sad and develop many other deadly infections without the proper treatment.

Consulting a professional will always be beneficial for both you and your buddies since he deserves to live a happy and healthy life just like all the dogs around.

In conclusion:

Remember that environmental allergies are on the rise. From trees, grasses, dust mites, cats and even cockroaches. There are a number of things your dog may be allergic to, which can cause him to be pretty sad and develop many other deadly infections without the proper treatment.

Pay attention to your dog's habits and if you start to see something unordinary consult your Vet right away!

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