About 3 in 10 allergy sufferers are allergic to cats or dogs (with cats being the more common culprit). But that doesn’t always stop people from having a four-legged friend in their…
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by Jennifer Bell
It doesn’t take long for pets to become cherished parts of the family, so the thought of giving up a beloved family member when someone in your home has pet allergies can be heartbreaking. Fortunately, research has provided a better understanding of animal allergies and what can be done to treat them.
What Causes Allergies to Pets
It is not actually animal fur which causes allergic symptoms in people. Rather, it is caused from the proteins found in animal dander, saliva and urine. These allergens become airborne when the animal moves, gives you a kiss or eliminates waste. Allergen particles that are released into the air can stick on clothes and furniture, causing misery for the person who suffers from allergies.
Many people today are very concerned because they have dogs with skin problems. Problems range from hot spots to chronic dry, flaky skin to allergies or worse. Consulting with your veterinarian is always advisable if your dog has a serious or recurring health problem. There are several things that can be done to lessen the severity of skin problems.
Many dog skin problems can be traced to a weakened or compromised immune system or culprits found in daily diets.
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by Dr. Andrew Jones
Dog allergies are one of the most common conditions affecting dogs. Dog allergies can be very frustrating for both yourself and your dog. The constant itching and scratching, paw licking and chewing, skin rashes or chronic ear infections can make life very unpleasant.
Dogs allergies become noticeable when your dog’s immune system reacts excessively
It used to be the allergic reaction to flea bites, or flea-allergy dermatitis, that used to give pet owners reason for concern. However, with the creation of more effective flea-control products, the incidents of flea-related allergic reactions have decline dramatically.
Taking place as the number one reason for most pets itching and scratching, this year, is a mixture of inhalant (environmental) and food allergies. Environmental allergies, usually caused by