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Dog Allergies - Your Questions About Allergies In Dogs Answered

What are some common dog allergies?

Common dog allergies are often similar to human allergies, such as pollen and different grasses. Food allergies are also seen in dogs, with proteins like chicken being a more common allergen than grains.

Dr. Chelsea Garwood

How can allergies impact the well-being of my dog?

Allergies can make your dog very uncomfortable, with symptoms like sneezing and scratching affecting their overall quality of life. Just like humans, these symptoms can be quite bothersome for dogs.

What are some signs and symptoms of allergies in my dog?

Common signs and symptoms of allergies in dogs include scratching, licking and chewing at the rear end or paws, sneezing, and eye discharge. Food allergies may present with loose stools or diarrhea.

How are dogs diagnosed and treated for allergies?

Your local veterinarian can diagnose allergies in your dog by conducting a physical exam, looking for redness between the paws, sneezing, or eye discharge. Treatment options will depend on the specific allergen and may include medication or changes to the dog's environment or diet.

How can I find out if my dog has allergies that need attention?

If you notice signs of allergies in your dog, such as scratching or licking and chewing at their paws, it is recommended to consult your local veterinarian. They can perform a physical exam to determine if your dog is suffering from allergies by looking for redness in between the paws, sneezing, and eye discharge..

What are your recommended standards for length of treatment?

The length of treatment for dog allergies depends on the individual animal. Some dogs may only need treatment during specific seasons, like spring or fall, while others may require year-round treatment. It is essential to consult your veterinarian to determine the appropriate treatment duration for your dog.

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