What Are Common Signs of Dogs with
Dogs that have allergies show many signs including watery
eyes, coughing and sneezing, excessive scratching and biting,
vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and moodiness. When your dog is
suffering from allergies, you may notice one or more of these
symptoms. Learning what causes these allergies is the first
step toward treating your dog and preventing further
Many allergies that dogs suffer from are
caused by insects such as fleas and ticks, or by parasites.
When you bring your dog home from a breeder or from a shelter
or pet store, schedule an appointment with a vet as soon as
possible. Make sure the dog has all of its shots and that is
has been dewormed. This will prevent parasites from causing an
allergic reaction in your dog. While you may have to do this
more than once during their lifetime, getting rid of the
parasites will help your dog’s temperament and keep them
If you noticed small red bites on your dog or if the dog has
been scratching the same area until bald spots appear, then
they may have fleas, ticks, or mites. This allergic reaction is
caused by insect saliva. If your dog has open wounds, you
should wait until the wounds heal before spraying or bathing
them with medicine that kills the insects and their eggs. Take
your dog to the vet if this is the first occurrence. The vet
may be able to prescribe an ingestible pill that will protect
them from future infestation. You may also want to keep your
dog indoors during flea and tick season.
When your dog vomits more than once a week or has diarrhea for
more than one or two days, they may have an allergy to dog
food. Switching to another brand or feeding the dog softer food
may solve this problem. You should take the dog to the vet
anyway so that they can make sure the dog is healthy. Extreme
diarrhea will lead to dehydration, so make sure you have plenty
of water for your dog to drink.
If your dog’s mood changes suddenly or you notice that they are
not as playful as they once were, then you should take the dog
to the vet. If the dog has eaten something it shouldn’t or if
it is suffering from allergies, it will not want to play as
much as it used to. Finding out the cause of their allergy may
be difficult because, much like human beings, your dog may be
allergic to more than one thing.
Research your dog’s breed to see if there are specific items it
could be allergic to and see if they are present in your home.
Monitor your dog to see how it behaves and what it is eating.
Sometimes eating too much grass can cause an allergy attack.
Once you find the causes of the allergy, take the steps
necessary to reduce the dog’s exposure what is causing the
allergy as much as possible.