Most Common Dog Allergies

Dog allergies are more common today than you may think. Have you heard a neighbor say their dog has allergies? Does your vet suggest your pup might be itching a lot due to an allergy? Often times, figuring out what is causing your pups reaction can be a process of elimination. It might be time for your dog to get allergy testing!

The main types of allergies in dogs:

  • Skin

  • Food

  • Allergic reaction

Common skin allergies:

  • Flea allergy dermatitis - flea bites or flea saliva

  • Environmental allergens - dust, pollen, mold. These can be seasonal!

  • Food allergies

Common food allergies:

  • Beef

  • Dairy

  • Wheat

  • Egg

  • Chicken

  • Lamb

  • Soy

  • Pork

I recently had both my pups tested and you'd be surprised how many things they are allergic to!

Every time your dog scratches or bites their skin due to an allergy, it opens up the possibility of a secondary infection.

Reactions can include: swelling, itching, hives, gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, ear infections, foot infections, red inflamed skin, sneezing, itchy running eyes, constant licking.

Contact your vet today for pet allergy testing!