When stocking up on allergy remedies, don’t forget to pick up some things to help treat your dog’s fall allergies as well. During the fall months your pup may be exposed to various types of triggers, causing allergic reactions. The symptoms of these fall allergies are much like the ones we experience as humans suffering from allergies. You may notice Fido sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, and more. Luckily, most cases of fall allergies in dogs are easy to treat and manage.
How to Treat Your Dog’s Fall Allergies
If you notice your dog is experiencing any of the symptoms of fall allergies, you should first take them to the vet. Once confirmed, the vet can recommend some medications and advice for managing these allergies in the future. Ragweed and mold are popular triggers for fall allergies in dogs and exposure to these can give Fido hayfever. Some other factors that might contribute to your dogs fall allergies are pollen and dust mites. Avoiding the peak of active pollen hours, and limiting exposure to other allergens, can help keep your pup out of the vet this fall.
Things like pollen and mold are not only breathed in by your dog, they can also settle in their fur and skin. When this happens, Fido may experience some rather uncomfortable skin reactions. Make sure you are giving your pup frequent baths and a frequently cleaned dog bed. Fortunately, as fall fades and the temperatures get colder, symptoms tend to fade as well. If you live in an area that does not freeze however, you’ll want to take extra measures to assure you’ve helped Fido fight all of his fall allergy symptoms. Coming soon, a full length article will provide everything you need to know about treating your dog’s fall allergies.