Yes dogs suffer From Allergies Too
It is not only human beings who suffer from allergies. Dogs do too. In fact, many people are not aware that there are about 20% of cases in the United States where dogs suffer from severe allergy reactions caused by different types, such as flea allergy, food allergies, inhalant allergies, and atopic dermatitis.
The same goes for people as for pets. Dogs suffering from allergies has found to perceive similar signs and symptoms. Cases usually vary but they are normally marked by the following:
Some people ignore when their dogs develop some signs and symptoms such as above; however, dog allergies are serious conditions which should be taken cared of. If these are not properly solved, it can take longer time for the dog to recover, just like how human allergies can develop to be something of severe nature to people.
Treatments and Consultations
There are some over the counter medicine preparations which can be used for treating allergy conditions. You can normally purchase such from any pet supply shop. However, in most cases, the most careful thing is to consult a pet professional before providing any treatments.
First, some of the signs relating to allergic reactions can actually be symptoms of other serious ailments. Second, if allergic reactions are severe, over the counter preparations maybe insufficient or not the proper one to treat the condition and may even trigger more serious health problems of the dog.
Therefore, bringing it to a trusted veterinarian is the best course of action that you can take before anything else. Licensed vets normally knows, by a few observations, what's the actual problem is. Though the above problems and signs are related to suffering from allergies, there are some allowance for that your dog does not suffer the same ailment.
Even if you are sure that your dog is suffering from allergies, you still want to medicate it properly and only the veterinarian can give you that. They can perform some tests to investigate if it really is allergy symptoms or something else, how serious the condition appear to be, and what kind of relief, with highest probability, could be helpful for the pet. These tests will also be the right method to identify what type of allergy exists with your dog; therefore, will be recommended only the right treatment and strategies to avoid them from occurring again in the future.
If the dog is found to be allergic to some foods, it will be the veterinary who will know what and how to restrict your pet's diet to abort foods that trigger the reaction. Also, if the dog has developed flea dermatitis condition, this will be provided with proper treatment and preventative measures. Similarly, the veterinarian will be able to give your dog the right prevention methods to avoid inhalant allergies to be triggered.
Dogs are like humans that have the desire to live comfortably and healthily. In the same note, dogs do suffer the same condition and can be deadly if not properly addressed with. But when certain temporary ailments occur, and you know exactly what is all about and the solution for it, your pet will become satisfied and share his/her long life with its family members and trainers. Playing doctor each time allergies happen always never makes a wise decision.
Because the only persons qualified to diagnose, determine, and provide medications are the veterinarians, just what the qualified physicians are to the human beings.
Article courtesy from Natural Dog Food Services
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