How to deal with dog allergies?
- One of the most important things to do is to get an appointment with your veterinarian soon as you can.
- Unlike the vast majority of traditional DVMs, I whole heartedly disagree your pet should be started right away on a regimen of anti-allergy drugs and antibiotics and/or anti-viral medications.
- Maybe you want to know are there some safe ways to relieve your dog’s symptoms? Yes here are plenty safe ways to relieve your dog’s symptoms. You need to discuss with your vet and to discover the root cause of the allergic reaction.
What is flea allergy dermatitis (FAD)
One of the things that can cause Flea allergy dermatitis are dog allergies which is actually sensitivity to flea saliva, is a very common condition in dogs. It’s not the bite of the flea that causes most of the itching in dogs with FAD, it’s the saliva. Also saliva causes a irritation way out of proportion to the actual number of fleas on the pup.
Suggestions for flea control:
- Fleas are usually often problem for dogs we recommended you comb her at least once daily, every day during pest season with a flea comb. You may ask how to do it ? First do this on a white towel or other light colored cloth so you can see what’s coming off your dog as you comb.
- Flea ‘dirt’ (actually flea feces) looks like real dirt, but when suspended in a little rubbing alcohol or water will dissolve and release a red color (blood) allowing you to discern real dirt from flea dirt.
- However bathe your dog often. A soothing bath will kill any fleas on your dog, help heal skin irritation, and make her feel more comfortable and less itchy.
- Pick a non-grain herbal shampoo. Liberal use of an all-natural pest repellent are good to we can suggest here some like Natural Flea and Tick Defense during flea season.
” Dogs with serious case of flea allergy dermatitis, need to use an oral drug called Comfortis. It is a chemical, but it’s considered the least hazardous of all similar drugs. All drugs can have side effects, but Comfortis has reportedly fewer than topical insecticides. “
If your dog has an allergy to something he’s eating, it may show itself not only as digestive upset (gas, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.), but also as one or several of these symptom of:
|Itchy or oozing skin||Coughing or sneezing; asthma|
|Red, irritated eyes||Inflamed ears|
|Nasal discharge||Swollen paws|
How to deal with your dog food allergies?
- When you put your dog on diet if you suspect that your dog is sensitive to something in her diet, there are a number of things you can do to to fix your diet and deal with allergy and solve the problem.
- If your dog is over a year old, consider using Dr. Jean Dodds’ Nutriscan saliva test to determine if your pet is allergic to beef, corn, wheat, soy, eggs and/or milk (the most common antigens for dogs). Dr. Dodds will be adding additional antigens to the test in the near future.
- Remember if your dog has been eating same food every day for months or years, there’s not weird for him to developed an allergy to it.Contrary to what you’ve probably been led to believe, dogs need diversity in their diets just like humans do. They might be sensitive to the single source of chemically-laced protein she’s been getting.
- Mostly may grown sensitive on other foods especially carbohydrates that can cause lot of dog alergies.
- If you need help to develop an allergy elimination diet for your dog yo uwill need to work with your holistic vet and develop great strategy and help you solve your problems. I recommend a three-month diet, which is longer than what many vets suggest. I like to give adequate time for an animal’s body to clear the allergenic substances, detoxify, and clean out cellular debris.
- You also need to consider and ask your holistic vet for some natural supplements to help with detoxification, allergy relief during and after the elimination diet.
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In addition to flea saliva and certain foods/ingredients, your dog can also be allergic to an infinite variety of irritants in the environment. These can be outdoor allergens like ragweed, grasses and pollens etc.
As a general rule, if your dog is allergic to something inside your home, he’ll have year-round symptoms. If he’s reacting is to something outdoors, it could very well be a seasonal problem.
Also, your pet’s immune system is partly genetic, so he can actually inherit a tendency toward environmental allergies.
Finding the root cause of this type of allergy is extremely important, because what usually happens is the more your pet is exposed to an irritant, the more his sensitivity and reaction to it grows.
SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR FINDING AND RESOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL IRRITANTS:
• Clean up your pet’s indoor air environment. Don’t allow smoking around your pet. Switch to non-toxic cleaning products. Consider investing in an air purifier to control dust mites.
• Make sure your dog’s drinking water is high quality and doesn’t contain fluoride, heavy metals or other contaminants.
•Bathe your dog. If your pet has irritated skin, bathing will rinse the allergens away and make her feel better immediately. Don’t be shy about how often you bathe your pet, especially if she suffers from allergies that itch and irritate her skin.
If you suspect something outdoors is irritating your dog, in between baths, do foot soaks. Chances are the allergen is coming inside on your pet’s feet. She can’t escape it, and she’s spreading it around indoors to every room she visits for more here!