Symptoms, remedies and how to prevent

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Even dogs during the spring May suffer from allergies. Pollen, grass and new flowers cause less severe allergic reactions in certain subjects, e.g. Sneezing, conjunctivitis, itching and dermatitis. Even ectoparasites, such as fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies, which begin to be active in search of bloodstains this season, can cause skin damage and allergies, including systemic problems, as carriers of countless diseases.

How to tell if a dog has allergies?

Allergy is a condition in which the immune system overreacts, producing antibodies to substances that come into contact with the environment. The Allergy symptoms Dogs are more frequently inflamed and ItchingLocated more at its level Front legs, abdomen and groin area, mouth and ears. Your dog will often not only scratch but also lick or nibble the area, rubbing the back, butt of the mouth and moving the ears.

The result of the skin reddenedIn some cases they may be present pustules or scabs, The latter is often caused by self-trauma due to severe discomfort. When the disease lasts for a few days The skin looks thick, hairless, dark in color and infected. There may be another symptomRedness of the eyes, pronounced tears, Which can lead to conjunctivitis. Excessive sneezing in some cases, reverse sneezing episodes, can rarely cause respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis.

Finally, some dogs may also have allergies Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, Such as diarrhea and nausea. It should also be noted that recurrent ear infections or chronic paw problems are the only symptoms of some allergic dogs.

Particular attention should be paid Response to ectoparasite bites or stings: Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and sand flies cause damage to the skin when they carry blood food, with immediate local reactions, which cause real allergic reactions in some particularly sensitive subjects. There is also a specific form of allergy associated with fly bites, where even this is enough to create a general allergic reaction.

Do dogs have a tendency to allergies?

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For allergies, there is a subjective personality and one Family tendenciesBut they play a great role Dogs live in that environment And anterior or congenital pathology, which may be conducive to their development.

There are also some Especially prone varieties Intolerance and allergies, such as West Highland White Terrier, Bull Terrier, French Bulldog, Sharpei, English Bulldog and more commonly. All things with light coatsWhich is more dermatologically delicate.

How to prevent and treat dog allergies

Once identified with the veterinarian Causes of dog allergies, It is not only possible to carry out a targeted therapy to cure the disease in the current situation, but above all it is possible to conduct effective prevention. So it is essential to always be able to create one Diagnosis of allergens Responsible

There are different therapies for the treatment of allergies, which can be administered immediately and which vary according to the severity and subject of the disease. You can use them Antihistamines, corticosteroids, immunomodulators And, in some serious cases, one may be involved Antibiotic therapy If there are any complex lesions on the skin.

However, the sole purpose of all this is to cure immediate symptoms, not allergies. For Resistance And often there are different treatments for allergies in dogs Immunotherapy and vaccinotherapyWhose role Desensitize the body from that allergen. In this case, improvement is seen in the long run, especially in those who struggle annually with itching and dermatitis.

Therapy and prevention must always be combined Oral supplements and topical treatmentsSuch as medicated shampoos and lotions, which help to moisturize, soothe the skin and replenish skin barriers and microbiome.

One last piece of advice that applies to everyone: Apply an effective pesticide regularly And is well tolerated by dogs to protect against itching and damage caused by fleas, ticks, sand flies and mosquitoes.

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