Unlike humans, dogs and cats would also suffer from extreme skin problems, which leads to intolerable itching and makes severe irritation to them. This kind of allergies drives to behavioural changes in some dogs. Allergies are caused by hypersensitivity reactions, because of immediate allergic response by immune cells. If your dogs are facing any serious hypersensitivity reaction, the following DIY remedies would be helpful in treating those pets with such symptoms.
Flea allergies are one of most predominant allergy that found in dogs. Most flea allergies are seasonal allergies. The infected dog would suffer from frequent itching, scratching, biting and chewing which leads to hair loss and scabs on the dog’s skin. This type of allergies causes heavy itching condition called as “Pruritus” on the body. Medications such as Frontline Plus, Advantix, Vectra 3D are good and keeps at bay from flea allergies.
Inhalant Allergy is also known as Atopic Allergy or Atopic Dermatitis. It is another common type of allergy which are seen in dogs. They are caused by, contact of dust mites, pollens, spores, hay, grass, animal dander, fungus etc. This results in sneezing, runny nose and other respiratory problems along with severe itching, inflammation, and ear infection are some common conditions that are said to be Allergic Dermatitis. If you notice that, once your pet was infected by an inhalant allergy, it starts to rub his face on the floor and scratching its belly are some common signs. Therefore, the best DIY method is by making him for regular baths with specific shampoos that designed to reduce allergies. Meanwhile, antihistamine drugs such as Benadryl- Diphenhydramine would be effective enough for reducing itching problems.
Certain food items could cause food allergies to pets, because it might not definitely suitable for their digestive system, thus resulting in food allergies to pets. Some food allergies lead to life threatening issues. Food allergies may affect at any age in dog’s life. Its symptoms are very similar to atopic allergies or environmental allergies. The DIY remedies are avoiding unwanted foods which lead to allergies. Certain foods such as onion, garlic, broccoli, spoiled foods, corn, soy, raw eggs and raw fishes should be avoided.
It is characterised by severe itching, inflammation, developing red bumps on skin due to the exposure of certain environmental factors. Example: flea allergies, food allergies, inhalant allergies and contact with other infected dogs. Thus regular rinsing should be done with a prescribed shampoo in order to stop the infection from spreading out. Medications such as antihistamines are also works well.
Certain dog breeds are more prone to develop allergies rather than any other breeds. Breeds such as, Wirehaired Fox Terriers, Chinese Shar-Peis, Golden Retrievers, Boxers, Boston, Terriers, Dalmatians, Labrador Retrievers, Scottish Terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus, West Highland White Terriers and any mixed breeds have more chances to get allergies. Therefore they require careful maintenance and observation. Usually allergies persist at the age between from 6 months to 3 years.
If you have found any of the above mentioned infections in your dogs, DIY measures like using antihistamine drugs, external use of ointment, sprays, powders and shampoos are available to reduce the allergic reaction. In case, if the allergy persists for a long time, don’t hesitate to consult the vet and immediately take your pet to the vet for appropriate treatment.
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