Cool weather is an invitation for dog allergies. They start gnawing their paws and there is a lot of jingle jangle due to scratching around the collar. It also has itchy ears, skin and feet, leading to red ears, watery eyes, infection, and incessant sneezing.
The disruption in the natural environment triggers your dog’s skin and allows yeast or bacteria to proliferate causing infection. This causes itching making it worse that you can see small bumps, red irritated skin, hair loss, crusts on the skin, indicating infection.
Just like humans, environmental and seasonal allergies cause discomfort and are a problem for dogs. Regrettably, identifying the signs of dog allergies is a bit difficult.
What are the signs your dog has fall allergies?
With cool weather and drop in humidity, there is slight break in the weed and pollen count, flea load and it stays high at least during the early fall. The winds pick up, the flowers and leaves drop down and pollens begin flying. This incidence results in atopic dermatitis in pet’s allergy.
Unlike people, suffering with respiratory symptoms of allergies inhaled, dogs manifest typically the same allergies through skin problems, known as “atopic dermatitis.”
These dogs scratch vigorously causing skin infection ‘pyoderma.’ Dogs exhibit signs of allergy with itching and a rash on their thighs inside and abdomen. This rash may reach to their lower back that they scratch incessantly and stay uncomfortable. The vigorous scratching results in self-trauma and there is initial allergy symptoms.
Can fall allergies be prevented in dogs?
There is no simple solution to give to your pets and it will not work soon. Depending on the symptoms and severity, the fall allergies in dogs may be treated. The skin infections and the allergic flare-ups can be controlled with medications. Try omega 3 fatty acids for skin supplements, bathing, and by controlling the anxiety giving natural calming supplements.
Medications such as corticosteroids and antibiotics prescribed by a veterinarian are useful. These are available at pet stores and retailers. Antihistamines such as diphenhydramine are not effective in regulating the allergic symptoms. It will induce mild sedation and so the irritation in your dog takes an edge off.
A long term solution is to concentrate on the immune system of your pet. Getting dog allergy tested and building their immunity helps. Once diagnosed with allergy injections helps to administer or a regular basis. It helps to build the immunity of a patient to specific antigens.
Certainly, decide the best for your pet fall allergies. Also, contact your veterinarian.
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