Do Pets Get Allergies?
- 15 December 2017
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- Pet Wants
Although dogs have many traits that make them different from people, they also share some human characteristics. One (unfortunately) shared characteristic is that dogs can get allergies. We know you always want the best for your pet, so we’re sharing some ways to recognize that your dog may be suffering from allergies and some suggestions about what you can do to help.
Most Frequent Signs Your Dog is Suffering from Allergies
Scratching may be the first thing you notice that indicates your dog is experiencing an allergic reaction. While plenty of dogs scratch themselves even when they aren’t dealing with allergies, the real giveaway is if a dog seems to be scratching all the time.
You may also notice skin that’s red or irritated. Inside their ears and in-between their toes are two areas where allergens often cause skin irritations on dogs.
Excessive licking or shedding can also be indicators of allergies.
Hot spots (when the skin becomes very red and inflamed and may even bleed) are another clue that may indicate your pet is suffering from allergies.
How You Can Help Your Dog
There are a number of ways to help a dog who has allergies.
Be sure to wipe down your dog after every walk or outside playtime. This can help get rid of any outdoor allergens. Consider using a hypoallergenic shampoo. Try using Pet Wants’ Skin Spray to soothe and calm reactions.
In addition to environmental allergens, dogs can also suffer from food allergies. If you think this may be the cause of your dog’s allergies, switching to a brand that doesn’t use corn, wheat, soy or dyes may help your pet. Try Pet Wants. We’re proud to make quality food that’s free of the most common irritants and we never use fillers or animal by-products. Choosing Pet Wants means your dog will get truly fresh food that helps it have a healthy and happy life!
As always, if you have concerns about the severity of your dog’s allergies, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with your vet.