Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from allergies. Dogs have to deal with this condition as well. In fact, they have some of the very same symptoms and causes as humans. This article explores some of those causes for the dog allergies, as well as some suggestions about what can be done to minimize your dog’s suffering.
Some allergy inducers include:
Food—This is one of the first conclusions dog owners come tobefore they know any better, however, food is actually the least-likely culprit. Some dogs are allergic to food ingredients; others to certain brands. Try switching to a food with a different protein or grain content for 1 and ½ month to see if there’s a difference. If food does seem to be the problem, make sure food is rotated through his diet for minimal exposure.
Other Animals—Keep any other animals you own clean. One such culprit is the cat, whose saliva dries on its skin then floats throughout the environment. This allergen can remain in a home environment for 10 years! The best treatment if you’d like to try something without having to purchase a product, would be bathing…monthly if possible. If that doesn’t help, try Allerpet C and DanderSeal.
People—Due to the sloughing of our dead skin cells throughout the day, dog allergies are exacerbated. It may sound a little different, but a treatment for this is a shot of human cells. The next time you visit your dog’s veterinarian, inquire further about this treatment.
Mold—Wherever there’s moisture and/or unventilated areas, there could be a mold problem that will make your pet ill or it could even be fatal. Keep humidity low in your home and fix any leaks promptly. Pay close attention to this matter if you live in warm, humid states such as Florida and California. Also, ventilate the kitchen and bathroom during usage. If you notice any substance that resembles mold, I recommend calling a specialist out to test.