Dogs are considered a man’s best friend, so it’s important to ensure that they are as healthy and happy as possible. With spring around the corner, allergies are sure to follow, affecting us as well as our best friend.
Spring allergies have no preference of who or what it affects; like humans, dogs are capable of suffering allergy attacks due to seasonal changes in weather. Be on the lookout for symptoms of a canine allergic reaction and know the treatments available that can alleviate your furry friend’s allergies.
A.M.P. Floracel® understands how important a dog’s health is to its owner. We want to ensure that your dog is comfortable this spring by acquainting you with symptoms and treatments in order for you to catch the allergy early and treat it according.
Canine Allergy Symptoms
Dog allergies can be broken down into two classifications: atopic and flea. Atopic allergies are those that cause a skin reaction from an inhaled allergen, such as pollen, dust or mold. Flea allergies are those that cause a bodily reaction due to a protein in flea saliva.
These two types of allergies are the most common that affect dogs during the spring season. Atopic is responsible for 15 percent of dog allergies, while flea allergies are responsible for affecting 40 percent of dogs in North America.
To identify if your dog is experiencing an allergic reaction, look out for the following symptoms:
• Chewing on the legs or paws
• Hair loss
• Hot spots
• Watery eyes
Diagnosing Your Dog’s Allergies
The only way to officially confirm whether your dog is suffering from allergies is by taking them to the veterinarian. They will use a combination of skin and blood tests in order to test for an allergy. If the tests come back positive for an allergy, your veterinarian can construct a treatment plan to combat the allergens causing your dog discomfort.
Canine Allergy Treatments
Treatments for your dog vary depending on which type of reaction they are experiencing. If your dog suffers from an atopic allergy, you will have to do your best to remove all allergens from your home and medicate your dog with either antihistamines or steroids, while if your dog suffers from a flea allergy you will have to eradicate your dog and your home of fleas.
If either of these types of allergies causes your dog to itch, your veterinarian may recommend that you bathe your dog more frequently. Bathing your dog more frequently with either medicated shampoo, topical spray or a simple oatmeal bath could relieve your dog’s itching tremendously.
An alternative for treating your pet’s allergy is A.M.P. Floracel®. This natural supplement is manufactured from the Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharide Molecule, otherwise known as the healing element found in the Aloe Vera plant. The supplement is recommended for those who wish to naturally enhance their pet’s general health and for pets suffering from allergies or digestive disorders.
Since 1996, A.M.P. Floracel® has been the answer for many people who have searched for alternative ways to alleviate their pet’s allergy symptoms and digestive disorders. Contact us today to place an order or for more information!