Dogs can have allergies to MANY different things (called allergens).
It can be challenging to workout what your dog is allergic to, and Veterinary help will be needed.
Erin Coomer -Veterinarian
The most common categories are:
• Food Allergies/Sensitivities
• Contact allergy
• Flea allergy dermatitis
More information will be available under these respective types of allergies.
Allergies can occur concurrently, making each other worse.
A secondary skin infection will make your dog itch too, complicating things further.
Most allergies affect the skin, ears or gastrointestinal tract (specially for food sensitivity). A broad range of symptoms may be noticed:
• Itchy skin
• Rash or skin sores
• Hair loss
• Shaking ears
• Ear discharge
• Hair loss around the ears
• Odour from the ears or skin
• Gastrointestinal upset...
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A visit to your Veterinarian is essential. They will do a thorough physical examination and take a detail history. They will be able to workout what allergy or allergies are irritating your dog.
Diagnostic testing may be recommended. This may include:
• Food trial
• Skin samples may be collected to
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