Do dogs also suffer from the feared spring allergies?
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When spring arrives, humans are not the only beings that can be affected by allergies. Spring allergies in dogs can become quite common this season. Therefore, we must be attentive to the reactions of our pets to see if they are affected by any kind of allergy and thus remedy their problem by taking them to the vet for inspection.
Spring allergies in dogs
Allergies are reactions that the body produces in the presence of a substance that the immune system itself interprets as a dangerous threat. Some substances that provoke allergies are insect bites, plant pollen, etc.
There are many dogs that suffer from allergy and as revealed by the latest research, it can be assured that one in seven dogs has some kind of allergy, something that can also affect our dog.
When the air is full of pollen, our dog can suffer a lot, just as it can happen with us. During the spring, the dog usually goes outside more than during the winter, which makes its exposure greater. The dog will begin to scratch and lick more than usual and may even lose hair.
This is not the only spring allergy that dogs can get through. Insect bites, such as a flea, can affect our hairy pets. Therefore, it is very important that our pet is properly protected with antiparasitic products before spring arrives and thus has a high level of protection.
On the other hand, we cannot forget that there is also another kind of allergies such as food. Of them, it must be said that they tend to be less frequent and can be solved in a relatively simple way after having been detected with an analysis and change the feeding of the pet, which will ensure that the dog will not suffer any problem with this kind of allergy.