Detecting Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

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I’m not sure why, but I developed allergies after the birth of my son. I still don’t know what I’m allergic to but I can tell when allergies strike with the sneezing, hives and swollen eyes. Did you know that dogs can suffer from seasonal allergies too? Detecting seasonal allergies in dogs is much different than how you detect them in humans. Does your dog scratch his skin a lot? Is he shedding more than usual? Does he lick his paws a lot? These could all be signs of seasonal allergies. Recognizing the signs early can help protect your dog from being uncomfortable. Here is an infographic that can help you detect signs of a seasonal allergy in your dog.

Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

Treating & Preventing Seasonal Allergies in Dogs:

In dogs, moisture is a key component in healthy skin. In 2006, the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition conducted research on 27 nutrients to determine which ones performed best in promoting a healthy skin barrier with reduced moisture loss. The combination of pantothenate (Vitamin B5), inositol (Vitamin B8), nicotinamide (Vitamin B3), choline (organic compound, B complex vitamin), and histidine (an essential amino acid) were found to promote a healthy skin barrier by significantly reducing moisture loss in dogs after just nine weeks.

Wondering how you give these nutrients to your dog? This is where a visit to your friendly veterinarian can help! Your veterinarian can recommend a high quality diet that contains these nutrients. Proper dog food nutrition can be very effective to help prevent, and even help treat, a number of skin issues caused by environmental allergens.

You can read more about seasonal allergies in dogs plus prevention and treatments through this link. We also welcome you to share your stories on Twitter using the hashtag #ItchyPetSeeYourVet.

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2 thoughts on “Detecting Seasonal Allergies in Dogs”

  1. Being a dog owner myself, I know exactly how it feels to see my pet suffer from any kind of illness or discomfort. Not only are you anxious to know what caused the illness, you also want your pet to get rid of it as soon as possible. A major cause of distress among dogs can be an allergy. Most dogs are prone to skin allergies, food allergies or food intolerance, allergy due to vaccination or drugs and inhalant allergies. Dog allergies related to the skin and environmental substances are typically of two types, viz. seasonal and all year round. These allergies, caused due to various allergens, are difficult to diagnose due to similar symptoms. Therefore, a precise and accurate diagnosis of the allergy is required for its treatment. The various types of allergies with their symptoms, causes and treatment are discussed below.

  2. Our dog continues to lick his frontpaws, right more then left He also seems to wearing down his front lower teeth. He also signs of discolor and “dents” on his cannine teeth. We has had his teeth cleaned within the year. He doesn’t chew on anything. He wasa rescued, is a Great Pyrnees, weighs about 150 pound, has plenty of energy and loves people. Just can’t figure out how to help him. The vet is not as concerned as I. I afraid he is in pain yank you


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