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Dealing with Seasonal Allergies

The sun is shining. The skies are blue. And your furry friend isn’t enjoying any of it.

Signs of seasonal allergies…If your pet is scratching a lot all of a sudden or chewing on themselves, they may have allergies. Other common signs of allergies are watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, and an overall inability to get comfy. 

Trip to the vet…As these behaviors can lead to skin issues such as scrapes and sores, fur loss, or bacterial and yeast infections, it’s important to make an initial visit to your vet to get a proper diagnosis. Your vet will help determine the best course of treatment to make your fuzzy buddy feel better. 

Frequent baths…Your pet might not be too excited about this part, but frequent bathing can give your pet relief by washing away allergens. Not only will your pet be more comfortable, they will smell AMAZING! 

Housekeeping…Keep your home as allergen-free as possible by vacuuming and cleaning the floors often during allergy season. Wash your pet’s bed on a regular basis to prevent allergen build-up. After a good outdoors romp, wash off your pet’s feet to prevent things like pollen from being tracked into your home. 

Nutrition…Some dogs benefit from making dietary changes and incorporating more omega fatty acids into their meals. Omega fatty acids are beneficial for skin health and could potentially help with itchiness brought on by allergies. Be sure to discuss this with your vet before making changes. 

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