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Dog Skin Allergies

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Your dog may be living an exceptionally uncomfortable life if it has a skin allergy. A allergy is defined as a hypersensitivity to a substance that is usually considered harmless. As our world continues to get more and more complex more and more dog allergies keep popping up. While the same is true for humans the matter at hand is dog allergies. Dogs can get allergies very much like people and problems in the skin are one of the biggest symptom. Luckily there are many products that can be found cheaply online that will help cure this allergy.

The worse case scenario, albeit uncommon, for a dog allergy is that it has a bacterial allergy, otherwise known as a bacterial infection. Common symptoms of this problem include big red blotches on the skin that look irritated, painful pus pockets, skin formations that appear similar to the effects of ringworm, and hair loss that can be quite severe. Unfortunately a problem like this is usually associated with other problems and is in fact likely a secondary problem. The main problem causing this can be a parasitism. Parasitism is when a parasitic entity enters the body of the dog and latches on to an internal organ. The parasite will then steal nutrients and other valuable resources for the bodies survival from the host. Aside from the obvious problems associated with parasitism it can also cause various other diseases. The other thing that could cause this extreme scenario is a hormonal disorder.

The more common problems associated with a skin allergy would simply be a contact or atopy allergy. A contact allergy is caused when the animal comes in contact with allergen. These are usually from an allergic reaction to bedding, chemicals, plants, or cleaning products. A atopy allergy would from a dog inhaling an allergen. This can be caused by fleas, chemicals or other airborne substances.

A dog skin allergy could also be caused by fleas. A flea is a small creature that bits into the skin of an animal and sucks blood out. They are not unlike mosquitoes. Fleas leave small amounts of saliva behind and this can cause an allergic reaction. Fleas, and atopy or contact allergies can cause sympoms such as itching, biting, face rubbing, redness of the skin, and small pimple like lesions

Most of these problems can be cured by products that can be found cheaply online such as special soaps or shampoos, fish oils for dogs, and in some cases medications.


This information is not intended to replace the advice of a professional veterinarian, dog trainer or pet care professional.


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