allergies

What To Do About Your Dog’s Allergies – Part Two

What To Do About Your Dog’s Allergies – Part Two

We’ve talked about allergies in dogs in a previous post, so now let’s look at how these various allergic disorders are diagnosed and treated.  Symptoms can include itching, constant licking, redness and inflammation of the skin, sneezing, itching ears, itchy runny eyes, hives and even diarrhea and vomiting. Just like in humans, the diagnosing of allergies in dogs is complex as well. Allergy testing is a possibility but is not always conclusive. If your veterinarian thinks a food allergy is a problem, then she may suggest an elimination diet to try to pinpoint the source of the problem using a…
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What To Do About Your Dog’s Allergies – Part One

What To Do About Your Dog’s Allergies – Part One

Many of us know what seasonal allergies feel like in the spring. Sneezing, itchy red eyes, a dripping nose which won’t stop. In short, misery. Hopefully an antihistamine or even a series of allergy shots can bring us relief. Our dogs can also suffer from allergies and they can be of different types. Let’s first look at exactly what allergies are. Allergies are our bodies, or our dogs’ bodies, reaction to a foreign substance. This reaction is set in motion by the immune system, whose job it is to protect health by keeping out invaders. There are three major types…
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