Seasonal Allergy Symptoms in Dogs

April 28, 2021
Allergies can be a real pain for us humans, but the same can be said for dogs! Allergies in dogs are quite common, and allergies can affect dogs of all breeds and typically appear after a dog is six months old. If your dog is displaying unusual behavior, such as gnawing at its paws endlessly or is sneezing incessantly, then it may have a case of allergies!

Common Allergens and Allergy Symptoms

For humans, seasonal allergies occur when you inhale an allergen, whereas dogs absorb allergens through their skin and/or paws. Seasonal allergies usually occur during specific times of the year, but it largely depends on where you live. For most areas, though, your dog’s allergies will peak during the Spring when common allergens are everywhere.

Common allergens for seasonal allergies include:
Weeds
Fungi
Mold
Dust
Grass
Pollen
Mites


Your dog may demonstrate some of the following symptoms:
Biting Nails
Scooting
Secondary Skin Infections
Lesions On Paws
Inflamed Skin
Scratching
Respiratory Issues
Recurring Ear Infections
Shedding
Licking Hindquarters


Seasonal Allergy Tips
Minimize exposure to seasonal allergens by wiping your dog’s paws, legs, and underside with baby wipes. Additionally, give your pooch a bath every week with oatmeal shampoo and lukewarm water to soothe any irritated skin. 
Don’t forget, your veterinarian is your best friend’s best friend when it comes to diagnosing and treating your pup’s seasonal allergies, so make sure you are up-to-date on your pup’s visits!