Recognizing and Managing Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

Although dogs love rolling around in the grass and jumping in piles of leaves, many also suffer from seasonal allergies, clinically known as atopic dermatitis. Just like the environmental allergies pet parents experience, a dog’s symptoms can occur seasonally or year-round, depending on what he is allergic to: pollen, mold, dust, flea bites, fragrances, household chemicals, or something else. It is difficult to predict which dogs will develop allergies, but some dog breeds are genetically predisposed to developing allergies. Most pups with allergies will begin displaying symptoms around one to three years of age.

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Common Signs and Symptoms of Canine Allergies

If your dog suffers from allergies, you might notice:

  • Excessive itching and scratching
  • Licking paws
  • Rubbing and shaking head

You might also notice a rash, redness, or skin irritation in the areas of your dog’s body which allergies commonly affect:

  • Face
  • Back of front legs
  • The area where the front legs meet the chest

Dogs suffering from allergies often also experience complications related to their allergy symptoms which include frequent ear infections, skin infections, and bacterial or yeast infections.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Allergies

When examining a dog that potentially has allergies, our veterinarian will first rule out other possible reasons for the symptoms, such as parasites, and will also perform a blood and/or skin test to confirm allergies. Although allergies cannot be cured, they can be managed. We will work with you to both resolve any complications (infections) and to relieve your pet’s itching. Treatments include:

  • Antihistamines
  • Omega-3 Supplements
  • Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
  • Targeted Therapy such as Apoquel and CADI Injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser Therapy

If your dog is diagnosed with allergies, we will work with you to develop the best possible integrative treatment plan to manage your pet’s immune response and allergies to provide relief from his symptoms. If you notice your dog displaying signs of seasonal or year-round allergies, we encourage you to contact Pet Health to begin the process of finding the an allergy treatment plan that works for your dog.


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