You'll have to get under those carpets, behind curtains, and around your dog's sofa bed. It's that time of the year again – and you need to be sure that your home is spick-and-span for you, your family, and your beloved pooch. A clean dwelling can help prevent common pet allergies and sickness within the household. But with so many things to do and so little time, where do you begin?
If your pet has been constantly scratching and rubbing, it might not be dirt or pollen. In this case, you don't need to change beds for your dogs. Pet allergies are common in Spring; but if it's food-related, then it will last all year long. So how do you find out what sort of allergic reaction it is?
Food Allergies Are A Common Occurrence
It's important NOT to panic and remember that food allergies in dogs are quite common. About 10% of allergies are triggered by certain food items. It's basically a genetic problem; which means their allergy will be triggered the moment they are exposed to that particular matter.
Did you know that your pet can have allergies too?
The onset of Spring doesn't just mean dog shows and an array of festivals. Now that Spring is here, don't leave out your dog's bedding during your cleaning duties. Just like their human owners, pets can suffer from common allergies due to pollen, temperature changes, and even food. The reason why they're not so easily detected is because animals behave differently than humans. Pollen for example, can make most folks sneeze uncontrollably. In pets, they become incredibly itchy.
Don't let your furry pal suffer! Be extra observant now that seasons have changed. Here are some tips to help you out.
There are two main types of pet allergies: those related to food, and those related to environmental factors. Spring and summer are usually the seasons when these are most prevalent. However, if symptoms continue year round, then it's most likely due to certain foods in their diet. Visit your local vet immediately for any kind of allergy to have them treated right away.