Allergic Reactions In Dogs Are Common And Can Lead To Life
Allergies are the most common cause of skin problems in dogs. Allergies in dogs can also affect the digestive system and the upper respiratory system. Dogs with allergies need prompt treatment to relieve uncomfortable symptoms. You can work closely with your veterinary doctor to develop the best allergy treatment plan for your dog. Most allergens that affect dogs are in the air and environment. Airborne particles can contain pollen, dust mites, mold spores, and animal dander. Most dogs will experience pruritus (itching) and irritability of the skin and ears that can lead to infection. Some allergens cause a sudden and dangerous immune response called anaphylaxis or anaphlactic shock. Signs of anaphyaxis in dogs include a sudden onset of vomiting, diarrhea (often bloody), weakness, pale gums, or collapse. Immunotherapy can greatly reduce or eliminate allergies in some dogs. . . .