Does Your Doggie Have Allergies?

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

2 thoughts on “Does Your Doggie Have Allergies?

  1. mary4060 June 26, 2006 / 4:58 pm

    My minature dashound scratches and bites herself and her skin is really flackes. What can I do or use to help her. Thanks

  2. Anonymous June 27, 2006 / 1:15 pm

    Hi, Mary. It sounds like your dog may be having allergic reactions to something in your home. Do you have any other pets besides the daschund?

    I would suggest trying one of our pet shampoos specially formulated to destroy allergens.

    We also offer Quick Bath Cleansing Wipes for Dogs, which contain vitamins to help soothe your dog's irritated skin.

    These products will not only hopefully solve your dog's itchy skin problem, but they will also reduce the level of airborne allergens in your home.

    Vacuuming with a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner and running a HEPA air purifier would also help.

    Try the hypoallergenic pet products and try to clean and vacuum more frequently to reduce allergen levels. If these measures do not help your daschund, you should ask your veteranarian about the”

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