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Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog

The Most Common Allergies In Dogs And What You Can Do To Avoid Them

Dog allergies causing itchy skin.

Just as humans do, many dogs suffer from allergies that can cause an array of symptoms and secondary health problems. Dogs develop allergies to a wide range of allergens like food ingredients and pollen from plants and trees. Allergy symptoms present differently in dogs, though, and might confuse a well-meaning pet owner on the hunt for human-related symptoms like watery eyes and sneezes.

To better understand the common allergies among dogs, the team at the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic is here to provide more information and to help give your fur friend some relief.


Top Culprits for Itching in Dogs

girl playing with a dog on the bank of the river near the bridge

Being a dog can sometimes be a bit itchy, but it doesn’t have to be. Take a look at the top causes for itching in dogs and then learn what you can do to keep your pet comfortable.

Top Causes for Itching in Dogs

Some causes of itching in dogs are obvious, and others are dog-gone sneaky. Did you realize all of these things can make your pet’s skin crawl?

Take a look at our top culprits for pruritic pooches:

Fleas – These little bugs are enough to make anyone’s skin crawl, but some pets are very sensitive to flea saliva. This means that when a flea bites, an actual allergic reaction similar to one you might have to a mosquito bite occurs. This can cause intense itching for your poor pet.

Mites – Several species of mites can live on the skin of the dog. In certain situations, these mites (usually either sarcoptic or demodectic) can grow out of control and lead to the itchy condition we often hear referred to as mange. Continue…

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