HOW CAN I HELP MY DOG WITH ALLERGIES?
Bathe your furry friend often. A soothing bath will kill any fleas on your dog, help heal skin irritation, and make him/her feel more comfortable and less itchy. Also, clean animals aren’t as attractive to fleas. Pick a non-grain (no oatmeal) herbal shampoo.
HOW DO YOU TREAT FLEE BITES ON DOGS?
Apply a mixture of baking soda and water to the bite: Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply liberally to relieve itchiness from flea bites. Administer anti-allergy medication. You can give your pet some Benadryl or any other antihistamine to help reduce itchiness, swelling or pain accompanying the bite.
WHY IS MY DOG SCRATCHING SO MUCH?
When dog scratching gets out of hand, it is often the result of allergies to food or environmental triggers, including mold and pollen. Dogs may also develop a skin irritation called contact dermatitis when they encounter substances like pesticides or soap. Note, the scratching could be a sign of boredom or anxiety #keepyourpetfitandactive [visit our 10 tips for hiking with dogs for more information:https://pawpawpets.co.za/ten-tips-for-hiking-with-dogs/ ]
WHAT IS THE BEST DOG FOOD FOR A DOG WITH ALLERGIES?
Dogs with food allergies are typically allergic to proteins, which come from animal or plant-based ingredients of the diet. The proteins are broken down into molecules that the immune system misidentifies as a potential threat. Beef, dairy, wheat, and chicken are the most common culprits of food allergies in dogs.
HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOUR DOG IS ALLERGIC TO FOOD?
Dogs with chronic or recurring external ear infections should be evaluated for food allergies. If your dog vomits frequently, has diarrhoea, irritated skin, a poor coat condition or hair loss, then he may have a food allergy.