If your dog has allergies, then they will most likely have skin inflammation. These allergies are caused by various factors such as parasites or food. They may also be seasonal.
If you and your pet live in a place where the weather is humid and warm, then your pet will most likely be prone to seasonal allergies. The growing plants and blooming flowers, along with dust, mold, chemicals and other environmental factors contribute to these types of allergies. Your dog may also be allergic to certain types of food like dairy, beef or chicken. Allergies will usually appear on your dog’s feet, groin, legs, eyes or anus. These areas may have pigment changes or thickening of the skin.
Environmental allergies are caused by either indoor our outdoor elements such as pollen, trees, dust, cleaning chemicals, wool, mildew, mold, perfumes and other materials. If you feel that your pet is has outdoor allergies, you can limit their time outside. Also make sure that you give your pet a bath regularly as well.
Food allergies are usually on pork, beef, chicken and wheat. This is a trait that is passed down, and you can find out which food your dog is allergic to by utilizing the process of elimination. Once you narrow down what your dog is allergic to you can look for specially formulated food to prevent future reactions.
Below are other symptoms of allergies on your dog:
- Red skin
- Runny eyes
- Itchy ears and ear infection
- Sneezing, coughing and sometimes vomiting