Allergies In Dogs
Allergies is the top cause of skin problems in pet dogs. Affected pets suffer from intense itching, hair loss, and skin problems. Ear infection may also be a common complication. Allergy reactions occur when dogs are exposed to certain allergens in their food or environment that trigger a hypersensitive reaction. The most common allergens for dogs include flea saliva, protein components in pet food, strong-smelling substances or products, and environmental allergens (pollen, spores, molds, etc. ). Unfortunately, there is no cure for allergies, which can be frustrating for pet owners. The good news is there are various management options that are available that can help control flare-ups and reduce symptoms to tolerable levels. The prominent symptoms of allergy in dogs include itching, hair loss, reddish bumps on the skin, and a distinct foul odor from the skin. Intense itching causes a dog to scratch, chew or lick affected areas which can eventually cause trauma that can become infected.
Work with your North Redington Beach, FL veterinarian in managing your pet’s allergies. Visit this website for more information.