When you have a pet, you have a big responsibility. Your pet is a living creature that needs love, care, and lots of attention. As part of your responsibility, it’s important to monitor for any health concerns, including allergies. Consider the following information about common allergies, the symptoms of allergies, and what to do if your pup is showing signs of allergies—
Just like people, dogs can develop allergies. In fact, allergies are quite common, and pets can be allergic to certain foods and food ingredients, medications, topical applications and creams, and more. Food allergies are especially common for dogs, and some of the most common food allergies are from proteins, including chicken, beef, eggs, soy, wheat, and gluten. However, this list is not inclusive!
Allergies present themselves in different ways, so it’s important to know what to look out for. Some common symptoms of allergies include:
If you notice something else going on with your pet that you don’t see listed above, don’t hesitate to call your veterinary professional.
If your dog is showing any symptoms of allergies, it’s smart to get them care right away. Do not hesitate to call your vet and ask for instructions on how to proceed. In the vast majority of cases, allergies are uncomfortable for your dog, but not life-threatening, which means that you likely don’t need to take your pup into the emergency vet. However, some allergies can be life-threatening. Follow your vet’s instructions. The good news is that by removing the allergen, you should be able to remedy the problem quickly.
Being a pet owner is a big responsibility! To learn more about pet allergens, we recommend talking to your vet. If you have questions about puppy training or dog boarding, reach out to our experienced team at Happy Pup Manor directly today. We look forward to working with you!