In this article, we will try to deal with the problem of dog allergies and how to cure them. Allergies appear because of overactive immune responses after contact with all kinds of allergens from our surrounding. It can be pollen, dust, mites, bacteria and fleas. They appear because dog’s immune system is trying to fight against them. Even though the greatest number of allergies appear because of breathing in allergens, a part of them appears due to bacterial infections, food and flea allergy. Very often, dog owners treat their pets with some effective natural remedies, such as regular baths, rosemary extract, oatmeal water extract, apple cider vinegar, garlic and other.
First signs of dog allergies can be detected on their skin. Other symptoms are running nose, red eyes, itchy eyes, coughing and sneezing. Dogs that are at the age of 3 to 5 years, have a higher risk of getting an allergy. A vet can determine that a dog is having an allergy according to the dog`s symptoms. A vet usually prescribes antibiotics, antihistamines, steroids and, in dealing with skin allergy, topical ointments and medicated shampoos will be prescribed.
People treat their pets with home remedies. For instance, food allergy can be treated by changing the diet and avoiding the artificial dog food. If a dog has some kind of contact allergy (pollens), you should try to keep your dog out of the source of that. Itching and scratching are very recognizable signs of a flea allergy. In that case, shampoos mixed with lukewarm water are the best solution. Dog should be massaged with it and ribbed thoroughly in order to remove the fleas. If a dog is sitting in a large tub filled with water, fleas will drown and the problem can be solved. Other homemade remedy requires using of rosemary extract to massage the dog after bathing. It is the same with oatmeal. Apple cider vinegar is used for the same purpose. If you rub the dog with the mixture of water and apple cider vinegar, fleas will repel. So, it is important to maintain dog's hygiene and mown the lawn, clean the dogs bedding. You should also try with garlic. If you put one or two cloves in a dog’s food fleas will run. They don’t like the smell of garlic. If your dog is having a problem with additives in food, try to replace them. Immunity of dogs can be improved if you add flaxseed and salmon oil.