Just like their human counterparts, dogs suffer from a wide range of allergies. From food allergies and canine atopic dermatitis, to flea allergies, inhalation allergies, and more, more than 20% of dogs here in the UK suffer from some form of allergy. Many of these allergies often go unnoticed unless seen by a trained expert. If you suspect that your dog has an allergy-related issue, consult your veterinarian for testing and information on managing them.

Having said that, let’s take a look at some simple ways that you can effectively manageyour dog’s allergies. Let’s get started:

Flea Allergies-flea allergies areone of the most common types of dog allergies and it iscaused by the saliva of fleas. Your vet can confirm that your dog has a flea allergy and will begin a strict control regimen of special shampoos, sprays, and pills to treat the problem.

Food Allergies-many dogsare allergic to processed foods, soy products, dairy products,or wheat. Some of the most common symptoms of food allergies can includeitchy skin, loss of appetite, scratching, ear inflammation, and coughing. To determine if your dog has a food allergy, begin removing one potential allergen from his diet and observe the results. Then, continue eliminating ingredients until you can finally pinpoint the culprit.

Inhalation Allergy-an inhalation allergy is typically more common during the spring and summer. Some dogs thathave overreactive immune systems against certain allergens such as pollen, mould spores, dust, or wood chips, will release higher than average levels of leukotrienes, serotonin, and histamines. You might see your dog scratching, shaking his head or with irritated ear flaps. In some cases, a residential dog training Wiganexpert might be the first to notice these symptoms during outside training sessions in the spring or summer.

Canine Atopic Dermatitis- canine atopic dermatitis is a severe allergy that affects your dog’s skin. Itis typically caused by hypersensitivity to external factors such as dust mites, spores,or mould. Some of the most common symptoms of atopic dermatitis includereddish ears,excessive grooming, consistent licking of toes and stomach, andan irritated belly.

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To learn more backpacking tips for your dog, contact Dog Harmony today and speak to an expert residential dog training Wigan dog trainer who can help train your dog to be easier to manage and a lot more fun.

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