Dog skin allergies, how to help your dog
Dog skin allergies are one of the most common types of allergies in dogs. Many dogs have this allergy when they are born, or develop it due to various reasons later in their life.
As a dog owner, it is important to find out if your dog has an allergic skin and find solutions for it.
Dog skin allergies can be temporary and simple, or long-lasting or even permanent.
So it is important to discover the specific type of skin allergy your dog has, and then plan a way to cure it based on it.
There are generally three types of skin allergies…
Allergy Type #1: Immune-Mediated Skin Allergies
When there is a problem in the immune system function of your dog, this allergy is very likely to appear.
Because of that, your dog may experience regular skin infections – more often that normal because of every day accidents.
Then it is time that you start getting suspicious that maybe something is wrong with the way your dog’s body operates.
Allergy Type #2: Canine Atopic DermatitisThis type of allergy is a chronic allergic skin disease. You may see it in your dog usually by 10 months of age up to 2 years of age.
If your dog has this allergy, you may notice he is very itchy, especially around the eye area. Also his feet may be very itchy too.
Allergy Type #3: Infectious Skin Diseases Dogs with this type of skin allergy, usually experience hair loss in some parts of their body – especially legs.
Infectious skin diseases of dogs include contagious and non-contagious infections or infestations. Contagious infections include parasitic, bacterial, fungal and viral skin diseases.
So as you see, this type of skin allergy in your dog is the most serious and dangerous of all. So if you see the signs of it, it is highly recommended that you take him to the vet as soon as possible.
NOTE:Another common type of allergies in dogs is food allergies. So if you are seeing some symptoms in your dog, have you thought that is might be a food allergy – not skin allergy?
You can find out more about signs of dog food allergiesand compare it to find out which one your dog is really allergic to.