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How do seasonal allergies affect dogs?

Seasonal allergies can affect dogs just as much as humans. While the symptoms may vary slightly, the underlying cause is the same: an overreaction to allergens in the environment. Unfortunately, this can lead to a variety of uncomfortable and even dangerous symptoms for our four-legged friends.

The most common symptom of seasonal allergies in dogs is itchy skin. Having itchy skin is not specific to seasonal allergies. Allergies are not the most common cause of pruritus (itching and scratching) in dogs. But it can be one of the most frustrating causes of itching in our pets.

When your pet has seasonal allergies, they may scratch and bite at their fur, leading to hair loss, skin irritation, and even infection. These are some of the things we want to prevent and why we diagnose and treat allergies or any itching condition.

In addition, dogs with seasonal allergies may also suffer from sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes. This is uncomfortable for them and we hate to see our pets suffering with these signs. They may also experience digestive problems, such as vomiting and diarrhea due to seasonal allergies, since a lot of the immune function is in the digestive tract.

It is important to take your dog to the vet if you suspect they are suffering from seasonal allergies. The vet can diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of treatment. This may include medications, dietary changes, and environmental modifications. With the right care, your dog can enjoy a comfortable and happy life, even during allergy season.

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