Dog Allergy Medication – Which Ones are Best?

Dog allergy medication demystified

Nobody wants to see their beloved dog being in a state of discomfort, and this is why we need up to date information on dog allergy medication. Us dog owners don’t like to see their animals scratching themselves raw when there’s simple things we can do to help.

Itching caused by canine allergies varies from a mild feeling of discomfort to an agonizing burning itch.  Excessive scratching causes irritation and possible hot spots which can easily become infected. Before we can treat or prevent the itch, we need to find out what’s causing it. There are many potential causes – these could be insects, your dog’s food or plant allergens. All these will require some type of dog allergy medication.

A lot of people, especially those with large dogs, prefer to keep their animals out of doors most of the day. There is more potential for allergic attack if a dog is outside. Such things as grass and plant spores and insects lurk outside and if you have an allergic dog, inside may be a safer place for him.

When washing your dog, don’t use a human shampoo, it will probably have some type of perfume or other ingredient that might irritate your dog’s skin. Also a dog’s skin has a different PH level. The same goes for any grooming product. Only use those especially formulated for dogs.

Prevention can go a long way but sometimes you’ll need to resort to dog allergy medication. If your dog seems distressed in any way, you’ll need to take him to the vet to rule out any serious disorder. This may also be necessary if your dog is biting or scratching endlessly as it could cause skin lesions and possible infections.

You can purchase over the counter medications for dog allergies including  Benadryl, Tavist and Claritin which are basically antihistamines to combat itching. Don’t give your dog any medication that contains a decongestant. These can be fatal.

Natural dog allergy medication can be very effective and consist of oral or topical medication. Improving your dog’s diet and supplementing with Omega 3 can also bring welcome relief.

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