It could be a seasonal change, a change in your dog’s diet; a new type of dog treat or something else; dogs can contact allergies very easily. The five common types of dog allergies are:
Most allergies are usually minor and can go unnoticed. However, when serious symptoms are there you should always take your dog to the veterinarian for a proper treatment.
Dog allergies are usually more evident on the skin. Most of your of dog’s itching and scratching comes from an allergen source. In case of a possible allergic reaction, monitor your dog’s behavioral changes.
The most common symptom is excessive itching and biting of the fur. Other symptoms may occur like:
Rashes under the fur: If your dog is itching in one spot for some time, check that place for possible rashes.
Infections on the outer area of ear: These are the usual symptoms of diet allergies. Ear infections occur mostly on the outer ear of your dog. An ear infection is accompanied by itching, a yellowish-brown fluid discharge or vigorous head shaking.
Bumps/sores/hotspots on the skin: A hot spot is an area of skin that is inflamed by biting, licking or scratching of the skin.
Excessive water discharge through eyes and nose: Although your dog’s eyes and nose naturally moist; you should pay attention when excessive eye mucous is discharged to diagnose an allergy.
Shedding of skin flakes: this is a common symptom of bacterial allergies. Excessive biting or scratching can result in dandruff-like flakes to shed.
Treatment of Allergies:
Organic treats like Wheat-free dog treats do not have artificial colors and toxic additives so they do not cause your dog allergies. They also contain nutritional content that strengthens your dog’s immune system to help fight infections. An energetic dog with a luxurious coat, and a strong immune system will live up to the old age. Feed them with all natural dog treats to improve their resistance to allergic reactions.