Understanding Allergies In Dogs

Allergies in dogs are very common. And it is very sad to see our pets suffer because we do strive to give the very best of care to our beloved canine friends. Allergy is the body’s negative reaction by the immune system to allergens- substances which cause allergies. While allergens may usually be harmless, for an allergic dog, they may be life threatening. There are three main types of allergies in dogs- flea allergy dermatitis, environmental allergies and food allergies.

 

Some of the common symptoms of allergies include red itchy skin, sneezing, swollen paws, diarrhea etc. These symptoms arise when the body is desperately trying to get rid of these substances. In order to treat allergies, it is important to give the treatment which is specific to the allergy.

 

For example, if your dog is suffering from food allergy, it is best to treat him through elimination diet. But, before treatment identification of the cause and symptoms is essential.  Have a look at the infographic, which gives a detailed information on the types of dog allergies, their underlying causes and the treatments specific to them. We hope you find it useful and share it with other dog owners.

 

 

 

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