Spring is here, that means your pup might be experiencing some changes and could get allergies with all the pollen floating around. Here a few things we look out for as veteran dog parents.
Some common signs and symptoms of spring allergies in dogs:
Itching and scratching: Dogs with spring allergies may scratch, lick, and bite themselves excessively, especially in areas such as the face, ears, paws, and belly.
Red and inflamed skin: Allergies can cause redness, swelling, and inflammation of the skin in dogs.
Watery eyes and nose: Dogs with allergies may have watery eyes and a runny nose.
Sneezing: Dogs with spring allergies may sneeze frequently.
Ear infections: Allergies can lead to ear infections in dogs, which can cause discomfort and pain.
Hair loss: Excessive scratching and licking can lead to hair loss in dogs.
How to help your pup with spring allergies:
If you suspect that your dog has spring allergies, it's important to take them to the vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Your vet may prescribe antihistamines, steroids, or other medications to help manage your dog's allergies.
Additionally, bathing your dog with a hypoallergenic shampoo, wiping down their paws after outdoor activities, and keeping your home clean and dust-free can help reduce allergen exposure and alleviate your dog's symptoms.
Let us know know if any of these tips help your pup!