Does Your Pet Have Allergies?
Just like us humans, dogs can suffer from different allergies. In fact, allergies are one of the most common reasons pet owners seek out their vets. Currently, Raleigh, North Carolina, is listed as having some of the highest allergy rates in the U.S. according to Pollen.com. Below you can find some of the most common allergies your dog may experience, as well as how to recognize them.
Atopy: Environmental Allergies
As with humans, dogs can become allergic to substances that exist in their homes and environments. These triggers can be seasonal or present all year round. Some examples of these triggers are mold, dust, pollen, and animal fibers. Symptoms like scratching, licking, face rubbing, ear infections and loss of fur can be caused by atopy.
Adverse Food Reactions and Food Allergies
Your dog may also become allergic to something they have eaten. These allergies can develop at any point in your dog’s life. The symptoms of food allergies can look similar to those of atopy. Your dog may also display signs such as diarrhea, vomiting or increased bowel movements.
Flea Allergy Dermatitis
An allergy to flea bites is one of the most common allergies in dogs and is thought to be caused by the fleas’ saliva. You will often find that the biggest area of irritation and itchiness is the base of their tail, although other areas may also be affected.
If your dog displays any of these symptoms or appears to be affected by an unknown condition please consider booking an appointment with your vet here in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. To offer them additional relief you may also consider feeding them these pawTree allergy support supplements. Pawz Pet Services has partnered with pawTree, a pet nutrition company offering real food and supplements created by veterinarians and made in the USA.
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