This spring, if I suspect my dog, Roxy, is suffer with canine seasonal allergies, I will turn to my vet, Larry for advice on how to deal with the issue.
I must admit, that canine seasonal allergies wasn't even on my radar of concerns. I don't think that I've given much thought to the possibility of my dog suffering with allergies, or that her allergies are completely different from those which we might suffer with. While my dog may be allergic to many of the same things as their human counterpart, ( mold, dust mites, tree, grass & weed pollens, and the saliva from insect bites) they present quite differently then we do.
Remember this when wondering if your dog has seasonal allergies: ESP- Ears, Skin, Paws. The most tell-tale sign is your dog will be itching and scratching. She won't like having her ears handled, she may be scratching a lot, and be chewing on her paws.
Sneezing is not a sign of allergies in dogs, as it is in humans. This is a common misconception, and one which I admit to.
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My vet's office (and yours) can provide you with a whole line of Royal Canin foods not available at retailers. Just ask your vet to help you find the food that is right for your dog. One of the specialty foods you can ask for is a dermatology food that can be used to combat seasonal canine allergies!
So, this spring, don't hesitate to visit your vet's office if you suspect your pup has a case of seasonal allergies. They will be able to diagnose, and help your four legged friend get through the season with minimal discomfort and upset.
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