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Is Your Dog Suffering From Seasonal Allergies?

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Many people suffer from allergies that are caused by pets like dogs and cats. While this is fairly common, there is a different type of pet allergy that you may not know anything about. These are, of course, the allergies your pet can suffer from. Dogs particularly exhibit signs of allergies quite frequently, making these sorts of allergies just as important to Allergena as your own. After all, we want everyone and every pet to be able to find relief from their allergies in a natural and homeopathic way. In order to know whether or not your dog is acting out due to allergies, continue reading below.

Not All Symptoms Are The Same

Just like every human is different, every animal is different as well. Some dogs will exhibit extreme allergy symptoms their entire life, which will likely worsen and become more difficult to deal with as they age. Other dogs will have very mild episodes in which they experience allergy symptoms from time to time. A lucky group will simply not suffer from allergies or their many symptoms at all. Being observant is your main job as a pet owner. So knowing the difference between the types of allergies and what they cause is crucial. With that said, let’s talk about the different types of allergies your dog could possibly have.

Contact Dermatitis

While this is not the most common type of allergy that dogs have to live with, contact dermatitis does occur in pets here and there. These are allergies in your dog that are sparked by carpets, plastics and certain types of cleaners. When a pet is suffering from contact dermatitis, you will notice the following symptoms:

  • Bumps or blisters that are red and appear to itch on areas of the body with a sparse amount of hair such as the feet, muzzle or belly.
  • Repeated intense scratching.
  • Loss of hair (in chronic conditions).

Atophy

The most common type of allergy that is seen in dogs. These are the seasonal allergies that we as humans also have to fight off every year. Your dog, just like you, could be allergic to tree pollen that is released into the air in the spring or to dust mites present in your home during the winter. Signs that your pet is suffering from atopy are:

  • Incessantly chewing at their feet.
  • Constantly licking their groin area.
  • Rubbing their face on multiple surfaces throughout the home.
  • Recurring ear infection and/or inflamed ears.
  • Wheezing or any other obvious signs of asthma.

Less Common & More Severe

Your pet can also exhibit much more serious symptoms because of allergies if they have a bad case of them. While these symptoms often will not occur unless your dog is directly exposed to an allergen, it’s important to be able to notice when something is wrong as soon as possible when your pet is experiencing an allergic reaction. Signs that this is occurring are as follows:

  • Hives will appear.
  • The face will begin to swell.
  • Anaphylaxis, can lead to shock, cardiac or respiratory failure or death.

Most often these symptoms can be traced back to your dog being exposed to a chemical, drug, insect bite or when they eat something that they should not.

Should You Buy Allergena For Your Pet?

In the case that your pet is just suffering from atophy, you can find an easy solution to eliminating their symptoms by purchasing our Allergena for Pets formula. Order it online now or stop into one of the many locations our products are sold in, and invest in a allergy-free season for your canine partner in crime.