In Canada we say there are only 2 seasons… winter and construction. I beg to differ, I think the 2 seasons are winter and allergies! As soon as the snow melts I can feel the onset of my seasonal allergies – itchy eyes, runny nose, and the feeling of never wanting to go outside ever again! I am lucky that my allergies can be well controlled with some over the counter medication, but did you know that pets can suffer from seasonal allergies as well. It can be harder to detect seasonal allergies in your dog as allergies in pets do not have the same symptoms as humans. Instead of coughing, sneezing and red eye we see in humans dog allergies often manifest in their skin and show up as scratching, shedding, poor coat, and inflamed skin.
Not sure if you dog suffers from seasonal allergies, here is an infographic that outlines some of the signs and symptoms to watch for:
The second most common reason for dogs to visit the vet is to deal with skin issues. If your pet is showing signs of seasonal allergies make sure you talk to your vet about treatment options. One important thing to remember is that with dogs is that many allergens pass into their system via the skin. So by maintaining healthy skin through a proper diet you can reduce the incidence of dog seasonal allergies. Want to learn more about dog seasonal allergies and what you can do to help your pet, check out the Pet Food Nutrition website for more information. Lets keep all of our pets happy and healthy, after all they are a (wo)man’s best friend!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are strictly my own