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A Guide To Dog Allergies And Symptoms

Did you know that dogs can suffer from allergy symptoms, just like humans? From fever to food allergies, skin sensitivities and environmental causes, your canine companion may be susceptible to a wide variety of allergies.

Keep reading to discover which allergies can affect dogs, how to spot common symptoms and how to treat your precious pal in their time of need.

Seasonal Dog Allergies

Dogs can get fever too! Which results in a series of unpleasant symptoms, like:

  • Sneezing, particularly outdoors
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Rash

 Dog with infection

There are some practical things you can do to ensure your dog’s suffering kept to a minimum.

If your dog is long haired, consider keeping it short if skin irritation is a problem. You should also brush and clean your dog’s fur regularly, as the pollen particles may be clinging to their hair and skin. Do visit the vet whenever required or needed for more effective measures and medicines.


Skin Allergies in Dogs

Although your dog can have an allergic reaction on any part of its skin, there are some areas which are more commonly affected than others, these include:

  • Ears
  • Muzzle
  • Wrists
  • Groin
  • Ears
  • Between their toes


Your dog’s irritation may cause them to scratch or rub themselves on furniture in the house. This will only irritate the areas more. If your dog is suffering from skin allergies, we recommend visiting the vet and asking about treatment. You may also need a recovery collar for the duration of the treatment if your dog simply can’t resist their itchy parts.

 Vets for dogs

Food Allergies in Dogs

Common food allergy symptoms in dogs include:

  • Vomiting/diarrhoea
  • Flatulence/Acidity
  • Sore/inflamed skin and/or rash
  • Itching and hair loss
  • Trouble breathing

Woman giving food to the dog

Due to the non-specific nature of these symptoms, it is paramount that you take your dog to the vet if they are experiencing any of the above. The symptoms for food allergies in dogs are the same as those of several more serious conditions.



Depending on your dog’s allergy symptoms, there is an abundance of ways to ease your canine companion’s suffering. Although we cannot cure the dog allergies, we can make our pup’s lives a little easier with medicinal, environmental and herbal remedies – not to mention a few snuggles! Your beloved will be back to their old self in no time.


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