Allergies - Cause, Prevention & Cure
cause allergies. Allergies are the most frustrating condition that a pet and its
owner had to go through. But all allergies are treatable. Treating allergies early
will aid in speedy recovery and a healthy pet.
can be classified into 2 types:
(1) Inhalant allergies
dust mites, molds, some chemicals, soaps, perfumes cause allergies. Pollen allergies
are seasonal while allergies caused by dust mites and molds occur all through
below are some common symptoms that could help you analyze if your dog is infected
Severe SCRATCHING, BITING, CHEWING AT FEET, flanks, groin and armpits with CONSTANT
* Scooby may rub their face on the carpet.
* Ear flaps may
become red and hot. Followed by Chronic ear infections.
* Strong odor from
* Skin may get thickened, greasy.
* Taking note of these and treating
the pet immediately is very important. Conditions like hot spots, very frustrating
conditions, may develop because of constant scratching, licking and chewing. Hence
immediate treatment is necessary
baths with medicated shampoos, colloidal oat meal or Epsom salt is the first step
and this is a temporary relief.
As many ointments and sprays are harmful
and are not completely tested use the ones approved by the authorities.
Safe sprays recommended are :
are safe in dogs. Good results were witnessed all over in treating allergies.
and Omega-6 Fatty acids:
About 20% of allergic dogs respond well
to Omega -3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in controlling allergies. Since they are natural
products you need not worry about harmful side effects.
products that contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty acids:
said always prevention is better than cure. It is very hard to prevent allergies.
But consult your vet and run the immunotherapy test, find out the allergen and
avoid the allergen. DO NOT BREED AN ALLERGIC DOG.
are the secondary cause for allergies. Research show that only 10% of dogs are
food allergic. Severe itching and scratching in paws, anus. Face and severe digestive
problems like diarrhea, breathing problems (asthma like symptoms, sneezing) with
behavioral changes and seizures can be result of food allergy. Any source of protein
(lamb) and rice diet will eliminate most of the allergic compounds without compromising
on Fidos necessary requirement of nutrition in a shorter run. Like humans,
dogs get allergic only to certain ingredients in a food. Several dog food specifically
made for food allergic dogs are available in the market. Be careful in choosing
one because some products do not print all the ingredients on the wrapper. So
allergens could be hidden inside the food.
are class I products made specifically to feed fido when found
* Natural Life
* Natures Recipe
* Sensible Choice
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