Does Your Dog Have Seasonal Allergies?

Like humans, dogs can develop different types of allergies throughout their lives! Some of the most common allergy symptoms in dogs can include of the following:

  • Scratching his ears
  • Watery or red eyes
  • Ear infections
  • Runny and sneezing nose
  • Wheezing or coughing
  • Licking or chewing of parts of his body or feet
  • Bumps, rashes or sores on his skin

As a dog owner, it’s important to know the signs of allergies and treatments available for your pooch in order to keep them healthy and happy! If you notice your dog exhibiting any signs of allergies, the first step is to visit your veterinarian for proper diagnosis. There are many fast and easy ways to keep Fido comfortable throughout allergy season!

Hypoallergenic shampoo can be a life saver during allergy season; frequent baths with special shampoo will help remove any allergens or pollens from your dog’s coat that could be causing irritation. It’s also important to brush your dog’s coat frequently to prevent mats that may further irritate their allergies.  Another essential step in preventing allergies is to keep up-to- date on Fido’s flea treatments, allergic dogs tend to be even more sensitive than normal dogs to flea or insect bites.  Finally, keep track of when your pooch exhibits signs of allergies and try to minimize their exposure to suspected allergens. Awareness is the key to helping your dog stay healthy and happy through seasonal allergies!

The Folsom Dog Resort & Training Center offers hypoallergenic shampoo for all grooming packages; call us today at (916) 439-7202 to book your dog’s appointment or learn more about grooming, doggie day care, training or lodging!

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