Like any human being, your dog can suffer from allergies. With the arrival of spring, the trees will flourish like certain plants, with the risk of causing behavioral changes in your pet that will not stop bothering him on a day-to-day basis. Signs of significant malaise, to be taken seriously!
Your pet can develop allergies without you realizing it. Here’s how to tell if that’s really the case and how to deal with it.
If your dog is displaying a different behavior and you notice that he is dragging his paw more than usual, he may have an allergy and some symptoms may suggest it. The latter can be more or less serious depending on the allergen in question.
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What are the symptoms of an allergy in a dog?
The allergy in the dog is characterized in the form of itching or lesions on its skin. If you notice that your dog is constantly scratching, it probably has an allergy. It can also be due to the presence of fleas or ticks. To rule out this hypothesis, it is recommended to take it to the vet. If you notice that the area where you scratch is irritated, even red, or that your hair is falling out, It must be related to an allergy. It’s can manifest as a rash, which promotes scabbing and eventually causes inflammation. Flea bites can also cause irritation through their saliva. In this case it is a flea allergy dermatitis or also called DAPP. The latter can also be caused by pollen, mites or dust. Either way, take your dog to the vet for treatment.
On contact with an allergen, a dog may begin to sneeze or have watery eyes.. You may also have digestive disorders and dirty ears. If your dog is vomiting or has diarrhea, his allergy may be to food. If he scratches his ears or shakes his head, it could be an ear infection or an allergy.
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In order to properly treat your dog’s allergy, it is important to determine the cause. Visit the vet to find out if your dog has a flea, pollen or food allergy. If your dog is allergic to fleas, it is important to also treat the other pets that share your daily life. If the allergy is food, you should change their diet and follow the advice of the vet regarding the diet to adopt. It is essential to follow the treatment recommended by him to the letter. Remember to regularly clean your dog’s feeder and the environment in which he lives. Get in the habit of brushing your dog daily to remove any bacteria, and complement his shampoo with a moisturizer to help him rebuild his skin barrier, paying attention to skin folds and ears.
Most dogs show fewer symptoms when their allergy is well treated. So remember to give him the proper care and treatment, after consulting with a veterinarian.
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