09 May 10 Signs Your Dog May Have Allergies
That time of year is steadfastly approaching.
Many humans aren’t looking forward to it and the same goes for many pups. It’s almost allergy season! With dog allergies itching and discomfort go hand and hand, but are you sure if that’s what may be ailing your dog? Here are 10 signs that may indicate that your pup may be suffering from seasonal allergies. If he’s displaying these symptoms, bring him into our office, Sarasota Veterinary Center, for relief.
Dog Allergies Itching Symptoms
Is your dog constantly scratching himself? This is one of the most tell-tale sign of allergies. This is especially true if it seems to get worse after you have been outside.
Is your dog constantly licking, especially his belly and paws? If so, this could be a sign that he’s bothered by something in his environment.
Red and Irritated Skin
Rashes and hives can also be the cause of dog allergies itching and scratching irritation. Look on their belly and feet, particularly between their toes. These are the areas that are likely to touch grass or pollen the most.
With dog allergies itching can cause hair loss, if it has been left untreated for too long.
Rubbing His Face on Things
Some dogs will try and rub or scoot their face and entire body across the carpet, pillows, couches, etc. in order to alleviate the itchiness.
Smelly, Red Ears
If the allergy is affecting your dog’s ears, then there is often an associated bad odor.
With dog allergies itching can cause the skin to be so inflamed that it becomes very red and can sometimes bleed. In some circumstances, the anus will also become red and inflamed.
If your dog’s ears are affected, he will shake his head often. He may not want to be touched on his head either.
Puffy, Swollen, Red Eyes
Just like humans, dogs with allergies often get puffy, swollen, red eyes.
Redness of Skin
Allergies will also give your dog red skin near his mouth, chin and paws.