Dog allergies

Dog Allergies: Common Types And What To Do About Them

Allergies can’t be cured, but they can be treated, both with medication and by protecting your dog as much as possible from whatever’s making them sick. Here’s what you should know about dog allergies and what you can do about them.

by DogTime
June 18th

8 Natural Remedies For Dogs With Seasonal Allergies

If your dog suffers seasonal allergies and you want to use natural remedies instead of steroids or medications, there are several options available that can help your pup. Here are eight natural remedies for dogs that can help fight symptoms of seasonal allergies.

by Mike Clark
June 7th

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?

by DogTime
May 26th, 2015

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.In […]

by DogTime
April 7th, 2015

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: wool, drugs (penicillin, […]

by Randy Kidd
March 31st, 2011

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 better to do, […]

by Marjie Alonso
March 31st, 2011

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: wool, drugs (penicillin, […]

by Randy Kidd
February 6th, 2011

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. Allergic dogs may […]

by Randy Kidd
June 11th, 2009

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 accurate or reliable–false […]

by Randy Kidd
June 11th, 2009

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.

by DogTime
May 31st, 2009
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