Let’s talk about some of the various signs of allergies in dogs. Dogs can be affected by many different allergies. By knowing more about the common dog allergy symptoms, you can have a better idea of how to get things treated.
First off, different breeds will be affected differently. Also, not every dog will react the same way. Some dogs may just be more prone to one specific allergy or will show more severe symptoms. In any case, it’s a good idea to learn more about these signs so you know what you are dealing with.
Commonly, when a dog has an allergy, you will be able to see a visible sign. I’ll talk about some of the things you might notice in a minute. Most symptoms are mild, but they can still lead to discomfort for the dog. Also, if the symptoms look severe, there is a chance that it is more than a simple allergy, and you should try to take the dog to the vet just in case.
So, what are the most common signs? Well, a skin condition of some sort is very common. This will typically manifest itself as a sore spot with some hair loss in that area, and it will probably be accompanied by severe itching. Some skin sores are harder to see than others. There are a large number of things that can cause a skin allergy.
Eye discharge is another symptom. Irritated eyes can be common, and you may see some discharge, but be careful if you notice this symptom as there are other more serious problems associated with the eyes that you should watch out for. For example, cloudiness in the eyes can be a sign of a more serious problem that may lead to blindness if not treated.
Studying the dog’s behavior can give you ideas of if he is being affected by an allergy or not. Is he scratching more? Does he sneeze more often? Is he showing signs of discomfort? Is he biting his paws? If you notice a sudden increase in any of these, there might be an allergy involved that has just been activated.
Some other types of allergies can affect his stomach. This may result in vomiting or diarrhea. Typically, this is caused by an allergy to food, but food can also cause skin conditions as well.
There are various things that cause allergies. Dogs can be allergic to dog food, pollen or dust, grass, various house hold chemicals, fleas and ticks, and things of that nature. Most of the time it is something common that you find around the house or outside in the yard.
So, there are some of the most common signs of allergies in dogs. Just be on the look out for any changes such as an increase in scratching for example. You should also learn more about what causes them and how to get rid of them. They should always be taken care of as soon as possible, since they can make your dog more miserable.