Monday, July 30th, 2018

Ever wondered about Canine Allergies ?

Canine Atopic Dermatitis is an allergic reaction to one or more environmental allergens – things like dust mites, tree, grass and weed pollens. The first signs of itching usually start between one and three years old. Itching can start in the armpits, groin, inside the earflaps and on top of the front feet. Some dogs will also get hay fever type symptoms such as sneezing and watery eyes. Canine Atopic Dermatitis is more common in breeds such as Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Terrier Breeds. The more the dog licks and chews the more the skin is damaged and the more likely infections will occur. The area will become raw and swollen. Untangling a dog’s allergy problem isn’t simple and often involves lifelong management. Bottom line is, there is no one-stop magic bullet to cure allergies !


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