Dog allergies

  • Could Your Dog Have Food Allergies And You Don’t Even Know It?

    Could Your Dog Have Food Allergies And You Don’t Even Know It?

    Does your dog fidget and scratch at night? That's not normal dog behavior. It could be a symptom that your dog has food allergies.

  • Dog’s Hot Spots?

    Dog’s Hot Spots?

    I'm tired of running to the vet every time my dog develops a hot spot. Can't I just take care of it myself?

  • Dogs Get Hay Fever Too

    Dogs Get Hay Fever Too

    Many people dread the coming of spring. Though the new plant and flower growth can be quite lovely, they’re also loaded with pollen, a leading cause of distress to those people who suffer from hay fever–and dogs, who may be stricken with canine atopy, a predisposition to develop allergic symptoms after exposure to an allergen. […]

  • Dog allergy causes

    Dog allergy causes

    Question: What are the usual causes of allergies in dogs? Answer: In dogs, hypersensitive reactions are most often the result of inhaling proteins from substances such as pollen, dust, mold, tobacco smoke, cleaning agents, and aromas such as perfumes or the smell of formaldehyde from new rugs and furniture. Dogs may also be allergic to: […]

  • Stop dog licking?

    Stop dog licking?

    Question: My dog licks everything — furniture, clothes and me! How do I get her to stop? Answer: The first step in solving any behavior problem is to make an appointment with your veterinarian; it’s possible your dog is struggling with an unseen health issue. A dog who is constantly licking may just need something […]

  • Dog vomiting

    Dog vomiting

    Question: My dog vomits every few weeks — is this normal? Answer: Actually, yes, it can be. Just like people, some dogs have a sensitive stomach or will even vomit on an empty stomach. As long as the dog is eating, drinking, acting normally, exhibiting no other signs of illness, and showing no increase in […]

  • Causes of Dog Allergies

    Causes of Dog Allergies

    Question: What are the usual causes of allergies in dogs? Answer: In dogs, hypersensitive reactions are most often the result of inhaling proteins from substances such as pollen, dust, mold, tobacco smoke, cleaning agents, and aromas such as perfumes or the smell of formaldehyde from new rugs and furniture. Dogs may also be allergic to: […]

  • Dogs and Allergies

    Dogs and Allergies

    Caring for an allergic dog

  • Symptoms of allergies in dogs

    Symptoms of allergies in dogs

    Question: What are the symptoms that may mean my dog has allergies? Answer: There is a long list of symptoms that can indicate your dog is allergic to something, and the list includes most major organ systems. In dogs, skin irritations are the most prevalent symptoms and include inflammation, itching, scratching, and loss of hair. […]

  • Dogs and food allergies

    Dogs and food allergies

    Question: How are food allergies diagnosed? Answer: Reliable diagnosis of allergies, especially food allergies, is far from an exact science. Neither the skin tests which inject antigens into the skin and look for reactions, nor ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) or RAST (radioallergosorbent) tests which detect antigen-induced antibodies in the dog’s blood, have proven to be […]

  • The facts about ear infections

    The facts about ear infections

    Dogs can come with their own host of medical concerns, and one of the most common are ear infections. Commonly Infected Breeds This problem can be seen much more often in the floppy-eared breeds such as Basset Hounds and Cocker Spaniels, but it is also diagnosed frequently in types like Schnauzers and Miniature Poodles because […]

  • Your dog can have allergies, too

    Your dog can have allergies, too

    Allergies are quite common in dogs. Anything from pollen to chicken flavored treats can bring on an unpleasant reaction. Learn the symptoms and how to treat dog allergies.

  • Dog allergies

    Dog allergies

    Caring for an allergic dog