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Can puppies have allergies?



Can puppies have allergies? This is a common question for pet owners and the answer is yes. Just like humans, puppies can suffer from allergies. Usually a puppy is over 6 months old before they display signs of allergies and most dogs affected with allergies are over the age of 1 or 2.


Having allergies at such a young age makes you wonder if allergies are inherited, doesn't it? The answer is it depends. Some allergies probably are inherited. It is commonly thought that the atopy allergies such as the seasonal allergies to pollen, dust and mold that manifest as itchy, red skin areas, are genetic in nature.

Allergies in puppies can be caused by environmental factors such as pollen, dust, and mold, as well as food allergies. The most common symptom of allergies in puppies is skin irritation. This can include redness, itchiness, and hives. Other symptoms can include sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes. If your puppy is showing any of these symptoms, it is important to take them to the vet for a proper diagnosis. It is important to note that allergies can be managed with the right treatment. Depending on the cause of the allergy, your vet may recommend medications, dietary changes, or environmental modifications. With the right care, your puppy can live a happy and healthy life.


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