Dogs with Allergies | Healthy Dogs | Animal Planet

As with cats and people, other dogs, birds, and furry critters are possible allergy-inducers. Again, keeping everybody clean makes a difference. One other tidbit: Dogs who spend a lot of time outside can bring pollen in on their fur. One good shake and it spreads throughout the house. Keep them clean!

Dog allergies can be treated with standard allergy drugs. Your doctor might recommend:

Dinovite is a line of dog products that are said to help with many skin related issues. While this product may be an excellent supplement source for dogs, some may be allergic to it or other products of a similar type. If you think your dog may be allergic to Dinovite, discuss it with your veterinarian.

How Can I Help My Dog With Allergies? - Fidose of Reality

Many dogs benefit from frequent bathing with special hypoallergenic shampoos. Symptoms of inhalant allergies include: SCRATCHING, BITING, CHEWINGAT FEET AND CONSTANT LICKING. The itching may be most severe on feet,flanks, groin and armpits. Dogs may rub their face on the carpet. Earflaps may become red and hot. Chronic ear infections may follow. Skinbecomes thickened, greasy and has a strong odor. Hot spots may developdue to irritation from constant chewing or scratching, which is thenfollowed by infection. Allergies have also been implicated as a possiblecause of Acral Lick Granulomas, a frustrating, treatment resistantcondition whereby the dog creates a sore on his skin from constantlickingIf a dog has the above symptoms and responds well to the treatmentmeasures outlined below, no further diagnostic tests may be needed. Ifthe problem is severe and does not respond to simple measures, allergyskin testing can be done. A portion of the skin is shaved and a varietyof substances are injected into the skin to see if they provoke areaction. If so, an individual series of injections are formulated togive the dog over a period of time (there are blood tests designed toidentify allergens without the skin testing, however their efficacy hadnot been proven. They should be reserved for cases where skin testing isnot possible).

Dealing with Dog Allergies - Better Homes and Gardens

Diagnosis can be made by visual signs in combination with the presence of fleas or through intradermal skin testing. Intradermal skin testing is a very effective diagnostic tool for this particular allergy, although some false negative results can occur. Since many affected dogs also suffer from other allergies, many times the flea bite antigen is incorporated into a broader intradermal skin testing program. Some cats with flea allergy dermatitis do not have a positive intradermal test.

Mar 9, 2015 - Has your dog been diagnosed with allergies