Allergies In Dogs
An allergy reaction can occur when the immune system fails to recognize certain substances are normal and starts attacking them leading to the manifestation of allergy symptoms like itching, runny eyes, and sneezing. The most common allergies in dogs are in response to allergens that are inhaled and specific ingredients in their food. Inhaled allergens generally include mold, pollen, dander, dirt, dust, strong-smelling chemicals in perfumes, chemical sprays, smoke, or air fresheners. The most common allergy symptoms in dogs include intense itching, chewing, scratching, and licking. There may also be respiratory symptoms such as sneezing and snoring brought about by irritation of the throat. Affected dogs may also have runny eyes that may appear red, chew at their paws persistently, have inflamed skin, hair loss, and scabs. Food allergies may also cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea.
If your pet is prone to bouts of allergy, work closely with your Sugar Land, TX veterinarian in managing your pet’s symptoms and prevent flare-ups.