Understanding Dog Allergies Will Make You A Better Goldendoodle Owner
Education is the key to becoming a great Goldendoodle owner. In particular, familiarizing yourself with the health challenges your canine best friend may face is crucial. One common malady that warrants investigation is allergies. Occasional allergic reactions needn’t be a major concern, however, it can be quite stressful if the condition becomes an ongoing problem.
The first thing you need to know about dog allergies is some of the common triggers. The following post explores the causes that could be the basis of your dog’s troubles:
Food Allergies vs. Seasonal Allergies in Dogs
If you suspect that your dog’s daily roll in the grass is causing allergic reactions, such as excessive paw licking and rigorous belly scratching, you may be surprised to learn that he could actually have a food allergy.
While it’s common for dogs to suffer from seasonal allergies to things like the pollen they come in contact with while playing in the yard, there are several types of dog allergies that can manifest themselves in similar ways, said Dr. Sarah Nold, on-staff veterinarian for Trupanion, a Seattle-based insurance company.
“Food allergies and environmental allergies can cause similar symptoms. These symptoms can include itchiness, hair loss, skin infections and ear infections. In addition, there are other conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Read more at PetMD…
If your doodle is not responding to treatment for his or her allergies, you may want to ensure that everything is fine in the gut. The following post explains the potential complications in greater detail:
The Leaky Gut Epidemic: Why Your Dog’s Allergy Treatment Doesn’t Work
Does your dog suffer from allergies, itchy skin, chewed up feet or gooey ears?
Then he’s in good company! Allergies are one of the most commonly diagnosed health issues in dogs. And they’re one of the hardest issues to treat.
That’s because conventional medicine only looks at the dog’s skin and not the root cause. And as researchers are starting to spend more time looking at something called the microbiome, they’re finding out why most conventional allergy treatments are doomed for failure. Read more at Dogs Naturally Magazine…
Enhancing your dog’s immune system will go a long way toward promoting his or her good health and longevity. This is done by ensuring that the microbiomes are in good balance, as they should be.
If you want to go for the jugular against your dog’s allergies, you’ll likely need to be proactive and focus on the diet you’re providing, rather than just being reactive and dealing with the symptoms. Here are some suggestions on what you can use to boost your Goldendoodles’ health through food:
These 5 Weird Foods Will Quickly Cure Your Dogs Allergies
Does your dog have any of the following symptoms?
- Flakey and inflamed skin
- Constantly shaking their head
- difficulty breathing or wheezing
- Vomit often
- Chew their feet or fur
If so, they might be suffering with allergies, which is more common than you think.
Did you know that 25% of all visits to the vet are for allergy related issues? Read more at Pet Snacks…
You can limit your visits to the vet for allergy-related issues by becoming more deliberate about including the right foods in your Goldendoodle’s diet. You won’t have to spend extra money at the vet, and your Goldendoodle will be happier, too.
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