Different Allergies in Dogs.
We keep dogs as pets and also for companion purposes. Dogs also have some basics needs they need to survive, and we are required to help them meet them. Allergies are common in dogs all over the world. There are various kinds of allergies that dogs suffer from. Here are some common symptoms a dog with allergies exhibits when it has a kind of allergy associated and possible prevention and medication measures.
Skin allergies are the most common allergies that attack dogs. They irritate the skin. Major causes of skin allergies are environmental factors and fleas. Saliva in flea’s bites is the one that causes skin allergies. This can cause stark irritation of the skin. When a dog is severely irritated, it scratches its skin showing a great discomfort. Mostly these kind of allergies are concentrated at the base of the tail. A dog scratches and bites its paws, ears, and at times the dog might be experiencing stomach problems when it is suffering from skin allergies. Environmental allergies bring about discomfort around the paw, spaces between toes and ears.
A dog suffering from skin allergy will be having a great discomfort and will be scratching and trying to bite it skin more times than normal. When the condition of skin allergies are adverse, visible effects are seen on the skin of the dog. Causes of environmental allergies in dogs include pollen, dust, and mold. For flea allergies, you need to take your dog into a dip or bathe it regularly and give it the correct flea treatment. Topical medication like creams and baths are largely used to treat and prevent fleas’ infestation thus skin allergies. There are some other supplements like omega-3 fatty acids which are also recommended for use by dogs. These supplements help in preventing free radicals from affecting your dog as well as giving dogs a softer and smoother skin.
Dogs also suffer from food allergies. Food allergy is not easily diagnosed. Most dogs have an immune response when they get affected by food allergy. Upon being affected with a food allergy, a dog will diarrhea or vomit or at times experience both. Food allergies and food sensitivity is not the same thing; they are two different things. Food allergy is stronger than food sensitivity for it has stronger symptoms than those of food sensitivity. If your dog is displaying severe reactions after eating, then it is always advisable to seek help from a veterinary. Mostly dogs have issues when they eat eggs, corn, wheat, and variety of food so sometimes you will only know through the process of elimination. Always seek veterinary advice since he or she is trained and knows how to handle such complications. After examination, the veterinary will suggest on how to treat and feed your dog.