Does My Dog Have Allergies?
If you’ve ever wondered if your dog is suffering from allergies, you are not alone. It’s common that when dogs have allergies that they experience many of the same symptoms as humans do. Their eyes get watery, their noses run, their skin gets dry and itchy, and they can even become congested. While these symptoms can sometimes be caused by an underlying medical condition, many times, they are caused by environmental and seasonal allergies.
In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss common allergy symptoms that dogs can experience, what their allergies are caused by, and how you can help. Continue reading to learn more and, when you are ready to help your pup find real relief from allergies, learn more about Allergena for Pets, and shop our selection of natural allergy-relief drops.
Can Dogs Have Allergies?
Yes! Your dog can suffer from allergies from things like pollen, trees, weeds, grasses, and more. They can also be allergic to different types of foods, but for the purposes of this blog, we are going to focus on environmental and seasonal allergies.
When we, or our dogs, suffer from allergies, what is actually happening is that our immune system is overreacting to a particular substance. When the body acts this way, it can actually do more harm than good. Our immune system is supposed to protect us from illnesses and foreign substances, but when a person, or a dog, suffers from allergies, their bodies unnecessarily overreact causing the symptoms that we are all familiar with such as runny noses, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes.
What Are the Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs?
If your dog is suffering from allergies, it is likely that you will notice them experiencing similar symptoms as a human might. However, with dogs, you’ll have to pay close attention to their behavior to notice any signs or symptoms of allergies since they can’t fully communicate with us. Many times, you’ll notice your dog scratching frequently, licking themselves more often than normal, or shaking their head and ears.
If your dog is showing any of these symptoms and you think that they may be suffering from allergies, it’s important to visit their vet. These symptoms may also be caused by another health issue, so it’s imperative that you get the opinion of your dog’s doctor before you begin treating your dog for allergies.
Common Allergy Symptoms in Dogs:
- General itchiness
- Itchy ears
- Watery eyes
- Chronic ear infections
- Constant licking
- Frequent scratching
- Chest congestion
- Hair loss
- Itchy flaky skin
- Shaking their head or ears
What Are the Most Common Causes of Allergies in Dogs?
Dogs are commonly allergic to dust mites, fleas, trees, weeds, grasses, and pollen. Many times, it’s difficult to tell exactly what your dog is allergic to as there are many different types of plants that produce pollen that may be causing their allergies. If you are able to identify your dog’s allergy, the best thing that you can do for your dog is to try and avoid the allergen whenever possible.
How Can I Treat My Dog’s Allergies?
There are plenty of remedies for dog allergies out there. You can choose from antihistamines, creams, shampoos, conditioners, and there are other medications like steroids that your vet can provide you with. However, many allergy-relief medications treat just the symptoms rather than the actual allergies. And when you only treat the symptoms and not the causes, you’ll end up in an endless circle of trying to control the itchy skin, watery eyes, and sneezing, while your dog continues to suffer. Other allergy treatments such as steroids are not ideal for longtime use and cause problematic side effects that can hurt your pup in the long run. One of the best ways to treat your dog’s allergies is with a natural, homeopathic treatment like Allergena for Pets.
How Can Allergena for Pets Help?
Allergena for Pets is a natural solution to allergy-relief. It works by slowly introducing microdoses of what your dog is allergic to which allows their immune system to build up a healthy response. Allergena for Pets also includes herbal drainage remedies as well as herbal skin remedies, which help subdue the symptoms that your dog is suffering from as they build up their immune system. Because dogs live in our homes, their immune system is not required to constantly protect them as it would if they lived outdoors, so Allergena for Pets can help remind their immune system of how to properly react to allergens.
If you have a dog that suffers from allergies caused by trees, weeds, grasses, or dust mites, Allergena for Pets can help. Learn more about Allergena for Pets and when you are ready to alleviate your best friend’s itchy ears, sneezing, congestion, and more, order Allergena for Pets.