You’d know that there are skin allergies on dogs is when you witness it on your own pet one of the following:
- Itchy and runny eyes
- Increased scratching
- Itchy ears with ear infections
- Itchy back and even an itchy base of the tail, which is also a symptom for flea allergy
- Itchy, reddish, scabbed or moistened skin
- Constant licking on skin
- Chewing on paws or paws are swollen
- Snoring due to its inflamed throat
When more than one of the symptoms above appears, you should visit your vet in order to put a stop to skin allergies on dogs, especially on your own. Your dog’s vet will naturally take a complete history as to where his parents came from and will also conduct a physical examination so that the doctor can determine where the source of the skin allergies on dogs come from. Keep in mind that not every dog has the same source of skin allergies so the treatment will be different from one case to another.
The vet may most probably recommend blood or skin tests or even a special diet elimination routine in order to find out whether the cause of the allergic reaction is due to food allergen.
The best treatment for skin allergies on dogs is by prevention. If the skin allergies are caused by flea, you need to start up a flea control routine for all the pets before the season sets in. Keep in mind that outdoor pets can carry with them fleas inside the house and infect indoor pets.
If it is dust, you need to clean the bedding at least once a week. Vacuum the area for twice every week as well. It should also include the curtains, rugs and any other materials that gather dust.
Weekly bathing will also prevent the dogs from constantly scratching their skin, too.