Allergies in dogs
Dogs, like humans, have allergies, too. There are three types of allergies – food allergies, saliva allergies to fleas and environmental substances. There’s redness, itching, rashes on the skin. Mostly they “live” on open skin, on the paws and stomach.
Allergy to food
It’s a very rare type of allergy that occurs gradually. It often occurs on some kind of protein: most often on chicken and beef, less often on turkey, calf, duck and rabbit.
To cure an allergy, you need to change your diet. First, you need to understand what you are allergic to, and then replace the product with another. If you feed your dog food, you need to change the food to hypoallergenic food when your dog is allergic.
Allergy to fleas
The saliva of fleas contains a foreign protein that gives allergies. The flea bites the dog and at the same time the saliva enters his body. The symptoms will persist even after you take out the fleas. Most allergies occur in the summer and autumn and they eat more actively before winter.
All you need to do is get rid of fleas to cure this allergy. For this purpose, there are special drops that can be splashed on the crest, pills, shampoos, collars.
Allergy to environmental substances
to pollen, dust, mold and grass is atopic dermatitis. It manifests at
the age of 10 months to three years.
You can’t cure it, but you can make your dog’s life easier by cleaning his floors more often to keep them dust-free and replacing rugs with parquet. Skin diseases
Major cat skin diseases include atopic and allergic dermatitis and eczema. Allergies to dust, plant pollen, mould and hygiene products can be the cause. The problem can be exacerbated by the fact that by brushing bites your cat brings in dirt and infection. The veterinarian prescribes treatment: taking antihistamines and anti-inflammatory drugs, elimination of the cause of allergy, treatment of affected areas with therapeutic ointments and antiseptics, therapeutic diet. Diseases of rapid response
There are, let’s say, diseases of rapid response. They require long-term treatment.
The plague. It’s a virus that spreads quickly through the body. After a fever, the dog’s mucous membranes, respiratory and digestive organs, brain and nervous system become inflamed. The dog refuses to eat, sits by a bowl of water but does not drink. He has a fever, nose and eye secretions. He also has coughs and diarrhea with blood. Often this disease ends in the death of an animal.
Enteritis. It causes gastrointestinal inflammation. Symptoms are almost the same – lethargy, sudden loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting with a high content of mucus. All this quickly affects the dog’s body. Without treatment, the animal dies quickly – on day 3-7 of the disease.