First, it is essential to note, that a dog can develop allergies same way as that of a human. Every allergy season, more commonly called spring, each pet owner, must not only be wary of his health but as well his dog’s health.
Keep and eye on the pollen count in your area. If there is a rise pollen count as advised by the weather forecast, there is also a likely tendency that severe allergies from dogs will resurface. To prevent this, at times of exposure outside, checking your pet’s paws and making sure it’s free from pollen may lessen the chance of allergy. Upon finding pollen on your pet, a simple removal by a wet cloth will suffice.
Allergens can also be found inside the house, so to lessen chances of allergies for dogs, it is essential that owners make sure that their abode is clean and free from accumulation of dust and dust mites.
Another way to prevent allergies is to maintain monthly check ups as well as tick and flea treatment with your resident vet. Ticks and fleas if left to propagate may cause serious allergy in your dog.
There are times that the question of how to treat dog allergies becomes a puzzling question of where does the allergies comes from. Observe your dog, if allergy season has flown away, and your dog is still itching and licking away, then perhaps it is the food that may be causing his allergies. One should note that protein intake also plays a huge part on a dog’s allergy. Change his diet and see.
When it comes on how to treat dog allergies, there is no immediate cure. It is imperative that the cause of the allergy as well as the type of allergy be determined first by a professional vet. From there, a long-term treatment should be planned.