What Causes Dog Allergies & How You Can Reduce Them

December 17, 2019

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Don’t blame it on your pooch, it is not his fault you are allergic to him. It is actually the proteins in his urine, saliva and dried flakes of his skin that are causing you to experience symptoms of dog allergies.

How Doggie Allergies Work

Once you inhale the allergens or get them on your skin, your immune system starts doing what it does best.

However, the trick is that your immune system is actually hypersensitive, so it sees these allergens as dangerous invaders, which is why your nasal passages and lungs fire up.

Don’t know if you are allergic to canines?

Here’s the list of symptoms so you can find out:

  • Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Watery eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Asthma (or other respiratory conditions)
  • Eczema, rashes and hives

Reducing The Risk

Bathing your pooch at least once every two weeks will keep him fresh and clean, but it will also wash those allergens down the drain.

This goes without saying but make sure you don’t share your own shampoo with your pooch. As we already mentioned in several of the previous articles, human shampoos have their own specially formulated pH level that don’t match with their pH level range, and use strong detergents that can irritate your dog’s sensitive skin.

Click here to Find a Shampoo for your Dog

If in doubt, ask your vet which brand of shampoo is most effective when it comes to removing the allergens.

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Great tips, especially for people whose allergies get in the way of loving their pets.

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Thnx. 😊 its hlpfull for me.