Soothing Pet Allergies
As the season changes, so do your pet’s allergies. You may have noticed your pup seems to be itching a bit more these days. Maybe they have watery eyes and a runny nose. These are just a few among the common allergy symptoms your dog can experience during the fall season. We are going to discuss the common symptoms and different ways to ease allergies.
Much like humans, dogs experience a variety of symptoms when it comes to allergies. Some of the symptoms are quite similar to what we experience, while others may not be as common in humans. Your dog could have allergies if they are showing any of the following:
- Itchy or irritated skin
- Upset stomach or diarrhea
- Ear infection
- Eye infection
- Loss of hair
- Itchy paws or chewing on paws
- Sneezing or watery eyes.
If you’ve experienced allergies, you understand just how terrible they can be. Pay close attention to your dog during the transition period from summer to fall. If you notice that they are experiencing any of the symptoms listed, you should contact your veterinarian. We assure you that your dog’s vet is no stranger to diagnosing allergies, as they are very common among most animals. At your dog’s visit, your vet will likely ask you a series of questions regarding your dog’s behavior. The vet will inspect trouble areas whether it be their skin, paws or ears. If your dog requires creams or antibiotics, the vet will prescribe them. However, it’s not uncommon for the vet to do a closer inspection of the dog’s skin and run tests. This allows the vet to rule out what could be causing the allergic reaction.
It’s important to take your dog in for an examination because there could be other factors causing his or her allergies. For example, some dogs have allergic reactions to their dog food. The symptoms are quite similar to those of seasonal allergies. Before diagnosing your pet with seasonal allergies, your vet may suggest that you switch out your dog’s food. Usually, it is recommended that you feed them a grain-free diet and cut out corn, wheat and soy.
If changing your dog’s food doesn’t help, there are other treatment options. Your dog’s vet may prescribe medications to help ease your pup’s allergies through the season. If your dog spends a lot of time outside and in the grass, you can buy a special shampoo to help with their skin and coat. Bathing your dog regularly with a shampoo specifically formulated to help their itchy skin will help soothe them and put their allergies at ease. If you’ve tried a variety of treatments and your dog still seems to be having problems, another trip to the vet may be beneficial.
We understand the importance of a happy and healthy pet. That means ensuring that your dog is fed the right food. If you’re looking for grain-free dog food, our Pure Grain Free formula is created with wholesome ingredients to promote a healthy skin and coat. Every dog’s diet is different, find the formula that works best for your dog.