Just like their human lovers, dogs can have allergic reactions sometimes. However, pups may be a little more susceptible due to their age and underdeveloped immune system. It can be challenging to spot the actual allergy. Check out the YouTube video Top 5 Ways To Stop Dog’s Itchy Skin Naturally to get tips on spotting and alleviating some symptoms below.
Skin allergies in puppies may not be as uncommon as you may think. There are some primary causes of skin allergies, i.e., flea allergy dermatitis, food allergies, and environmental/inhalant allergies. You can tell your puppy is allergic when the following happens; continuous licking, rubbing against a wall or the floor, chewing or biting the skin, and continuous scratching. Depending on the trigger, these allergies may be accompanied by other symptoms; for example, food allergies will often be accompanied by tummy problems as well.
If you suspect your dog may have allergies, you can contact your veterinarian to help discover what the allergen is. When considering puppy food for allergies, try limiting the ingredients to avoid aggravating the symptoms. Shampoo therapy is also a great way to eliminate some types of allergies. Some allergic reactions may be too severe to deal with on your own. In such a case, consult a veterinarian.