Allergic Flea and Food Skin Reactions in Dogs - Treating your Dogs Allergies - most common allergen in skin care products
My dog Simon has had severe skin allergies since he was a child (we noticed about 2 years old) and treating his skin allergies is hard for Simon and hard for his family.
I grew up with allergies myself, and I might be linked to Simon's symptoms, and for the last 10 years, keeping Simon in contact with allergens was at least a battle.
I can give you some tips and ideas here about treating your dog allergy, but you should also talk to your vet about the best way to treat your dog allergy.
Below is Simon's story about his allergies, as well as the symptoms and signs of a dog's skin allergy. California -
We live in California, so the temperature here is very mild.
It is the perfect breeding ground for fleas.
Although we have other dogs, they have fleas occasionally --
We noticed early on that Simon's reaction to fleas was extreme.
After consulting the vet, he speculated that Simon was actually allergic to fleas --
Even if he is bitten by a flea, he will be caught in a frenzy of itching, biting and scratching.
Flea allergy in this dog is also known as Flea allergy dermatitis or flea bite allergy.
At that time, we mistakenly thought that we only needed to fully treat fleas in the summer months, but this week, our new vet advised us to treat fleas for all year-round fleas (which may not be the case in frozen states, she said), but in California, fleas could be a year --long pest.
So in the past, we used to take advantage or advantage.
We sometimes have to spray our yard in order to treat fleas.
This summer is an exception because not only do we need to spray the yard and treat dogs, we also need to start with a one-year flea prevention program, to keep the flea Simon's new vet advised the Bay this year (especially bad this summer for some reason) program as it was Simon's worst allergic reaction ever-
Maybe because he's getting older. 1. 2.
Hair falling off, broken hair, Shell and erosion on the skin, and pimples --like bumps. 3.
In severe cases, the skin becomes thicker and the area is deeper. 4.
It's hard to detect flea or flea feces, which shows that your dog has fleas. 5.
Sometimes hot spots can be seen along the back and bottom of the dog's tail.
These ores are usually round, red, oozing, very painful and usually require medical care.
In addition to being allergic to fleas, Simon is also allergic to any type of corn
He has corn in his food, corn syrup and corn in any form.
We discovered this very early on and we need to make sure that there is no corn for every food we give him.
We now have the food Simon eats called diamonds and he has been eating it for a few years and it works well. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
If not treated, your dog allergy can become a vicious circle of scratching, biting, itching and pain for your dog.
If your dog has a serious allergy, treating bacterial infections in the skin and calming your dog system may require prednisone injections.
However, prednisone injection is not a long-term treatment.
They are just to treat your dog's emergency with his/her allergies and give your dog system a chance to heal.
After prednisone injection, you will usually be given more prednisone tablets for 2 weeks and gradually decrease in the second week (it is not good to stop prednisone cold turkey --
It's steroids) your dog may also get an ant
Help to stop the itchy tissue amine.
If there is skin infection, antibiotics will also be used.
Bathing your dog with a drug-containing dog shampoo can also temporarily relieve symptoms.
During Simon's life, we had to give him prednisone injections and treatments about 3 times.
He is chewing on his skin when his food/flea allergy becomes very serious (which is one of the symptoms) if you have a dog that is allergic to food, you need to make sure they don't have cat food, another dog's food contains harmful allergens, any table garbage that may contain allergens, and also be careful with any food you buy for your dog (check corn-
This is a common allergen, used as a filler in many dog foods) also be careful what you feed the dog to eat
The best is food with low allergies.
If your dog has any signs of allergic skin reactions, I suggest you go to the vet and start treating the source of your dog's allergies.
While treating your dog allergies can sometimes be time consuming and expensive, it will give your dog a better quality of life (and help you sleep at night) please feel free to ask me her questions about your dog allergy in the comments section.
(Dorsey Diaz is a freelance writer.
Publisher and mother to two border collies and stepmother to two pits-