Your Dog Can Be Affected By Allergies Too!
Our dogs are just as vulnerable to environmental allergies as we are. It is important to recognise symptoms in order to be able to treat your pet as soon as possible and not prolong discomfort that is easily relieved.
Did you know the simplest treatment for an allergy is to change your dogs food? Your dog can have a reaction to the preservatives and proteins in certain dog foods. We recommend ‘Hills Sensitive Skin’ dry food which helps to alleviate dry, flaky, itchy skin by including vital Omega 3 + 6 fatty acids and Vitamin C + E for healthy immune function. ‘EarthBorn Holistic’ dry food is another clean dog food we recommend which includes high quality proteins,Omega fatty acids and healthy fruits and vegetables such as blueberries and carrots to help support immunity.
Follow this with making sure your dog has a regular flea treatment, that his bedding is thoroughly washed and vacuumed each week, and is given a bath with a gentle shampoo such as ‘Fido’s Baking Soda and Oatmeal Shampoo’ to help reduce the environmental allergens affecting your pet.
You can source all of these brands at Brontosaurus.
Read more in our Spring Magazine about Dog Allergies.
Common allergens that affect dogs are: Grass Pollen Dander Fleas Dust Food Perfumes, shampoos cleaning products.
Allergy symptoms your dog may show: Sneezing Hot spots Itchy, red, moist, scabby skin Constant licking Itchy and runny eyes Paw chewing Hair loss Vomiting