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What Are the Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs? 

What Are the Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs? 

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—

Common Allergies in Dogs

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! 

Symptoms of Allergies

Allergies present themselves in different ways, so it’s important to know what to look out for. Some common symptoms of allergies include:

  • Skin issues—this could present as a skin rash that’s visible to the naked eye or itchy skin, which may be detected by a dog licking or rubbing their skin. Face and eye swelling are also possible. 
  • Respiratory issues—if the allergy involves the respiratory system, which is less common than skin issues, your pup may sneeze, cough, wheeze, or exhibit discharge from the eyes and nose. 
  • Digestive issues—in some cases, your dog may display digestive problems as a result of an allergen, which will usually manifest in the form of vomiting or/and diarrhea. 

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. 

What to Do if Your Dog Is Showing Allergy Symptoms

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. 

Learn More Today

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!

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