allergies in dogs

Allergies in Dogs – How We Can Treat Them Naturally

Allergies in dogs can be hard to identify and treat

allergies in dogsNo-one enjoys seeing their dog suffer and the one thing that can really cause a lot of suffering is allergies in dogs. Dogs have been known to scratch so much that they literally draw blood. That’s an indication of the misery these allergies can cause. So what’s the best natural dog allergy treatments out there?

The first thing to do is to find out what is actually causing the allergy. It could be something in his food, his environment or insects such as fleas.

If your dog is biting his skin a lot or constantly scratching, this is a sure sign that he is suffering some type of allergy. If there are no sign of fleas on your dog, try changing his shampoo to a low allergy variety and add oatmeal to his bath. This will have a calming effct on itchy skin.

The following article gives some good information on the different types of allergies in dogs..

Canine Dog Allergies: Signs, Types, Causes and Treatment – Suite101

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The most common sign of allergies in a dog is itching of the skin. Itching can either be localized to one area or generalized, all over the dog.

Sometimes it’s easy to see what is cause the allergy, but other times it can be alsmost impossible. If you’ve eliminated fleas, shampoos and all the common causes, you may be scratching your head (pun intended). Here’s some valuable suggestions to weed out some unusual causes of allergies that you may not have considered.

Gehrt: Popular treats may pose danger to pets – Pekin Daily Times

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Gehrt: Popular treats may pose danger to petsPekin Daily TimesIt turns out corn is also a known cause of allergies in some dogs, so I sought out a grain-free formula for my allergy-prone pup — a decision that has greatly helped ease some of his worst …

Of course if natural dog allergy medications don’t seem to be working, you will need to resort to the standard allergy treatments such as antihistamines or even allergy shots. Your vet would be able to advise which way to go.

Dog Medicine to Treat Canine Allergies

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Just like their owners, dogs can experience a series of unpleasant symptoms when exposed to certain natural substances. While harmless to most canines, these allergens can produce extreme reactions when ingested,

Conventional dog allergy medications will often treat the symptoms, but not the cause. This means the allergy has been temporarily calmed, but may recur at any time. The video below explains how to cure these allergies once and for all.

Dog Allergy Solutions

What do you do when your dog has a skin condition or allergy? This video gives some helpful advice on what to do when your dog shows signs of a skin condition.

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Allergies in Dogs can Triggers Skin Infections Commonly Called ‘Hot Spots’

The dog’s skin is the largest organ of the body, however it has a very limited number of ways in which it reacts to trauma. “Hot Spots” or acute moist dermatitis are generally areas on the dog’s skin due to your dog’s itching, biting and scratching and may seem to appear quite abruptly. These places may become rather large and can appear anyplace on the dog. I see it quite often in the spring time when the temperatures are hotter as well as the humidity is higher.

The dogs with the dense undercoat, like Labs, golden retrievers and rottweilers are prone to developing these spots on their face and neck. Frequently, areas found at the base of the tail are very likely as a result of fleas mainly because fleas love to gather in these areas. A number of dogs tend to be so allergic to fleas, the bite of one flea is enough to induce the dog to itch all over. Any sort of trauma can start the process which the dog then exacerbates by continuous chewing and licking which in turn creates a vicious cycle and will cause the hot spot to spread.

The dog commonly has bacteria that lives on their skin and so long as the skin is healthy, the microorganisms rarely result in any trouble. But when an issue happens, such as a fleabite, cut or allergic reactions, the dog starts to lick, bite, chew and scratch which will disrupts the protective layer of the skin. When that takes place, the bacteria on the skin, along with the germs in the mouth, set up housekeeping in the skin. This creates a fast spreading infection which may be rather painful. The spot on the skin is red, raw and seems moist because the wound oozes serum and pus. The hair then mats down over the wound and the infection then spreads beneath the hair.

A visit to the veterinarian is generally called for. Quite often the fur will have to be clipped off to stop the spread of the infection. Sometimes, these hot spots are so painful, the dog may need to be sedated to have the area cleansed and shaved. Antibiotics are given to take care of the infection and follow-up antibiotics are sent home. Sprays, ointments and medicated shampoos may also be prescribed to continue treatment at home.. For some dogs, a special collar may be used to help deter the dog from chewing at the places.

The underlying reason for the insult should likewise be addressed. If fleas are present, then all year round flea control may be prescribed.(over-the-counter flea control is not recommended) Pollen, food, and other allergens can also precipitate an attack. Sometimes specific diets with essential fatty acids and a novel protein source for instance salmon, lamb or venison might be prescribed to help heal the skin. Blood and skin tests can be preformed to help discover what the dog is allergic to and special allergy injections or prescription diets is often offered.

Examine your dog daily for itchy spots and use flea control suggested by your veterinarian year round to help prevent hot spots due to flea allergies. Daily grooming and brushing will keep mats from developing. If your dog is itching continuously, take him to the veterinarian to deal with the itching before the infection can develop.

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Does Anyone Know Of Any Natural Cures For Allergies In Dogs {pomeranians}?

Well, if you listen to me, garlic is a cure for everything human, but, it is suppose to work with dogs and fleas. What kind of allergy? Ask your vet or ask e-how.com. Great website, you can ask then ANYTHING and you will get an answer! good luck!

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