Dogs and Allergies
Any human that has an allergy will tell you how uncomfortable it can be. Imagine how much worse it is for a pet suffering from dog allergies. Your pooch is unable to voice his or her discomfort and is unable to get help. Therefore it is part of your responsibility as an owner to detect dog allergies and administer any treatment necessary as soon as possible.
Dog allergies are much like human allergies in the fact that they are usually passed on genetically from the parents to the offspring. A dog can suffer from a variety of dog allergies. The common ones include food and protein allergies, pollen allergies and skin allergies. All are actually treatable with a variety of means ranging from changing pet food to medication. If you do think your pet has a dog allergy then a visit to the vet can confirm it and recommend a course of action.
In order to help identify dog allergies it is essential to get to know your dog inside and out. Any owner should be able to notice changes in their dogâ€™s behavior in order to identify any problems, from dog allergies to the earliest signs of illness. There are many symptoms that can help an owner to identify dog allergies, from gnawing on the skin to constant scratching. There are no hard and fast rules as to how your pet may react to a dog allergy though so you should always attempt to find the root cause of any changes in behavior.
Dog allergies should be identified and treated as early as possible to save your dog any unnecessary pain and suffering. It is better for both you and your pet in the long run because you can then enjoy your life together with peace of mind. Any dog allergies that your dogâ€™s parent may have had may provide a good indicator as to what allergies your pooch will have, so do your research. A ten-minute conversation could after all save you from hassle further down the road!
To find out more about dog allergies check out Dealing with Your Dog’s Allergies
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