Seasonal allergies are the common disease that might interfere your dog. It could be something harmless – nonetheless – it also can lead you to something that possibility endanger the life of your dog – if you are not handle it quickly. There are some signs of the seasonal allergies you have to pay attention – it manifests to the dog’s habit, but at some cases (depends on the type of the allergy) it would not easily recognize.
In these cases, it need your cooperation to ensure – do your dog has effected to the allergy or not. You could observe every single part of their body: skin, ears, and paws, because there are foreign objects such fleas and ticks (insects), and molds – might be lodged on your dog’s coat and skin. There is nothing more frustrating than seeing your beloved pals struggle and lived in misery. So, it is a wise move to make view step forward to prevent it.
But, what if it is too late? Your best friend already infected with the seasonal allergies? Well, my friend, don’t be worried, we will share to you how to help your dog to get rid of seasonal allergies – so you could do some treatment for your dog. Basically, seasonal allergies not only experienced by animal, it’s also a normal disease that could strike human. Dermatologist would recommend some approach for people whose suffer with the allergies.
Whether it’s a human or animal – the allergy easily attach to hypersensitive host. The doctor (the dermatologist) would usually advise you to take a bath at night or morning to help remove the allergen from your body. You could apply this method to your dog – it would help them much. So, here we go: how to help your dog to get rid of seasonal allergies.
You could apply some home prevention at home. Go to veterinary is best, but why don’t you consider trying some prevention at home first? It’s could help to reduce some symptoms of the allergies and also it’s cheaper (for you who might consider the cost of going to veterinary). Here’s some prevention that you could do at your home:
- Frequent Bath
This is also something that veterinarian advise. You should try to give your dog extra bath every day. Wash gentle their coat and body with hypoallergenic anti-itchy shampoo maybe at least ten minutes very bath. It could give them some relief from the itchy and could remove all of the allergens that caused the allergies.
- Foot Soaks
Foot soaks is a great way to reduce the numbers of allergens at your dog paws. It is also a good thing to do to keep or prevent your dog from bringing unknown objects into your house.
- Keep Your House Clean
Keeping all area clean at your home is important – especially a place where your dog will spend most of their time in it. Be sure you vacuum and cleaning the floors, and don’t forget to was their bed frequently. It is best if you use some non-toxic cleaning agents rather than use normal household cleaners – to avoid your dog from having a contact with the chemicals content in it.
- Avoid Unnecessary Vaccinations and Drugs
Allergies are an immune system response, so, it is very important to keep your pals immune system work optimal. Vaccinated them in the middle of systematic inflammatory response would not give profit for both of you.
- Giving Them Anti-Inflammatory Diet
High carbohydrates food will create or worsen the inflammation to your dog. You should try gave your dog a very low in grain content to reduce their sensitive body.
Give Your Dog Natural Remedies
This is another option to prevent and reduce the seasonal allergies on your dog – giving them the supplements that content the allergy-fighting agent. Here’s some list of the supplement that you can get:
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids will help to decrease inflammation on your dog’s body. You could add the omega-3 fatty acids on your dog’s diet food particularly during the allergies is highly recommended. The omega-3 fatty found in salmon oil, anchovy oil, some fish body oil, and of course the tuna oil.
- Coconut Oil
Lauric acid which is the acid that would decrease the production of yeast is one of the mainly content on coconut oil. You could mix the coconut oil with a fish body oil before the inflammation explode can help your dog’s body to suppress the inflammatory response.
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory component. Quercetin also known as nature Benadryl’ because of their excellent effect on suppressing histamine release from basophiles and mast cells. This bioflavonoid also has some other component such 5-lipooxgenase – an enzyme that organize the inflammatory cascade.
Quercetin basically is a compound in plants that give vegetable and fruit their beautiful and colorful pigments. It also has cancer reduces inflammation.
- Bromelain and Papain
Bromelain and papain are the enzymes that would help to absorption of quercetin. So, if you given your dog quercetin, it is highly recommended for you to give them bromelain and papain as the companion. The two of it would help dog’s body suppress prostaglandin – the other pathway for inflammation.
These two will provide some control on pain and inflammation on the body. You could find the bromelain from pinapples and and the papain from papayas.
- Oat Baths
Given oat baths during an itching caused by allergies could be something very helpful. The oat bath could reduce the itching and removing the allergens from your doggy skin and coat. But for a note: do not use it if the itching of your dog caused by yeast – it only makes the yeast thrive.
- Aloe Vera
Note this: you can only use the gel part of aloe vera on your dog. Because the leaf contains saponin which is a laxative that could make your dog sick. If you don’t have this plant or simply want something easy, you could buy aloe gel in the stores. Aloe vera contains anti-fungal, anti-bacteria, and anti-inflammation, that would make the perfect combos to treating itchy, hot spot, and burn on your dog skin.