The Daily Advertiser reminds readers that pets can have allergies, too. Dog owners often think their pet's itchiness is due to a standard flea problem when it's really an allergy. All breeds of dogs are prone to common respiratory and skin allergies.
Dogs can be allergic to household dust, dust mites, pollen, molds, spores, dander, grass, and fleas. Actually, dogs are not allergic to fleas themselves; rather, they are allergic to the insect's saliva. When dogs bite at their irritated skin, they often cause a secondary bacterial infection. Using human shampoo on a dog can also cause skin irritation. Alleviate your pet allergy symptoms