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What Are Allergies?

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What Are Allergies?

Just like people, dogs can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognize certain everyday substances—or allergens— as dangerous. Even though these allergens are common in most environments and harmless to most animals, a dog with allergies will have an extreme  reaction to them. Allergens can be problematic when inhaled, ingested orcontact a dog’s skin. As his body tries to rid itself of these  substances, a variety of skin, digestive and respiratory symptoms may appear.

What Are the General Symptoms of  Allergies in Dogs?

Itchy, red, moist or scabbed skin

Increased scratching

Itchy, runny eyes

Itchy back or base of tail (most commonly flea allergy)

Itchy ears and ear infections




Snoring caused by an inflamed throat

Paw chewing/swollen paws

Constant licking

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