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Is your furry friend sneezing, scratching, or paw-licking more than usual? Well, it’s that time of the year – allergy season has arrived for our beloved pups too! Just like humans, dogs can be affected by seasonal allergies, and as their devoted pet parents, it’s essential to be alert to any signs of discomfort they might be experiencing due to allergens like pollen, dust, and grass.
Wondering how to spot the signs and help your dog through this season? Look out for common symptoms that might indicate allergies are at play. From excessive scratching and inflamed skin to constant paw licking, your pup might be trying to tell you something. Excessive shedding and chronic ear infections can also be red flags that your furry friend is dealing with allergies. For more severe cases, watch out for respiratory issues such as wheezing, sneezing, or coughing, which might require immediate veterinary attention.
But don’t worry – there are steps you can take to make allergy season more bearable for your pup. Consider adjusting your walking routine to avoid peak pollen times and places. When you get back home, a gentle cleansing with a damp towel can help remove allergens from your dog’s fur and paws. Keep your living space allergen-free by regularly cleaning, using air purifiers, and minimizing damp areas. Don’t forget to keep your dog’s bedding clean and consider incorporating supplements like omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids into their diet for skin health.
If your dog’s allergy symptoms persist, consult your veterinarian for tailored advice and treatment options. Remember, your furry friend relies on you to ensure their comfort and well-being, especially during allergy season. By staying vigilant and taking a few proactive steps, you can help your dog breeze through