3 Must-Try Solutions To Help Your Dog Suffering From Allergies
As we fast approach Spring ‘allergy season’ is upon almost us so we thought we would get the facts on dog allergies and let you know how you can help stop your dog suffering.
Whether it’s from the environment or food, allergies are common in pets. So, there’s a good chance your dog might have them. Dog’s suffer from seasonal and environmental allergies just like we do. Allergies can cause them great discomfort and unfortunately identifying symptoms as allergies isn’t always easy.
One concern with allergies is that they can lead to other infections that you really want to avoid as they will cause your dog great distress. Your dog may try to scratch, bite or lick their skin for relief which can then make them susceptible to yeast and bacterial infections.
What causes environmental allergies?
- Flea saliva
What are the symptoms?
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Respiratory congestion
- Itchy flaky skin
- Hair loss
- Ear infections
- Shaking their head and scratching one or both ears
- Smelly and/or “dirty” ears
- Licking of the paws and anus
- Patchy skin or skin irregularities
How to stop allergies? 3 top tips:
There is no cure for allergies. However, the symptoms can be managed so your dog can live as allergy free as possible.
- Hypoallergenic shampoos can help remove possible allergens like pollen and grass that your dog may come in contact with
- Fatty acid supplements can help soothe itchy and irritated skin and act as an anti-inflammatory.
- Tea tree oil, turmeric, coconut oil, fish oils or other omegas and oatmeal shampoo help symptoms.
At The Dog Doctors, our Allergy Aid+ Soft Chews contain omega-3 EPA & DHA fatty acids (from fish oil) and organic turmeric. These ingredients support a normal inflammatory response in dogs with allergies. They are packed with antioxidants to help prevent environmental pollutants and seasonal allergies while also boosting the immune system for a healthy skin and coat.
It is always best to contact your vet if you are worried about your pet. Your vet may recommend ways to diagnose the cause of your dog’s allergies depending upon their symptoms. Vets can also recommend medication.