Allergies in dogs are common and can be triggered by various substances like pollen, flea saliva, or certain foods.
Most allergic reactions in dogs affect the skin, causing itching and inflammation. Other signs can include watery eyes, sneezing, and gastrointestinal issues.
Dogs can suffer from several types of allergies, including reactions to fleas, certain foods, contact allergies, and bacterial hypersensitivity.
Atopic dermatitis is a common allergy in dogs, often inherited, and can cause itching and inflammation, especially in the underarms, groin, face, and feet.
Food allergies can cause chronic skin conditions, chronic licking or biting of the paws, or chronic ear infections in dogs.
Contact allergies occur when a dog's skin comes into direct contact with a caustic surface or chemical, causing severe irritation.
Treatment options for dog allergies include flea prevention, antihistamines, medications, dietary changes, environmental aids, medicated baths, and supplements.