The rain is always being a part of the world climates. No matter where do you lived – United States of America, United Kingdom, German, Spain, Korea, Japan, or Indonesia – it is always been our scenery every year. The difference is perhaps the intensity of how often it arrives. United Kingdom absolutely more often than United States of America, and Indonesia? Don’t ever asking it.
We are only have these two climates – the summer and the rain – so, ready or not, it will always comes to you. Maybe as human we are not gonna really worried about this, because absolutely, we could take care of ourselves – but it is different when you have a dog. Your dogs cannot take care of themselves. They need you to take care of them.
Therefor, if you decided to take them as your pet, it is part of your responsibility to always be alert and prepare all the possibility that could happen during the rain. Especially if your dog is the one that really enjoy and love this pouring water from the sky. You need to enlarge your knowledge of two sides – the negative and the positive – that could be a good thing or worst – could be something that could harm your dog.
And we always prepare for the worst part, don’t we? So, maybe the first thing you have to learn is about the diseases that could catch your dog. Today, we are going to share about 3 surprising allergies in dog after walking in the rain. Knowing what kind of allergies that might get your dog would give you a chance to increase their safety during the rain.
Basically, allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to foreign object that penetrate the body. In human body allergy commonly will bring on upper respiratory problem, but in dogs, the allergy commonly will shape as a skin problem. So, let just take a look of 3 surprising allergies in dog after walking in the rain.
1. Fleas And Ticks
Fleas and ticks is very common problem on dog during wet weather, and some dogs are allergic with flea bites. There are some dogs – from only a bite of it, blows up into dermatitis. Some also, from one bite can scratch for almost two weeks long. This is depends on the dog itself. So, make some preparation will give the profit for you to prevent it.
Fleas and ticks love the rain. It is not a surprise anymore that fleas and ticks are really hard to kill. They thrive almost in every weather – even the cold. Fleas and tick love the moisture and wet places. They also lived in the tall grasses, and there is a high possibility that your dog will smack, jump, or run to the grass during the walk – an it’s very troublesome.
The practice manager from Animal Hospital and Clinic of Arlington, Keli Brace, said that giving your dog a good prevention is very essential. There are excellent flea control products being sell out there (pet store) to help you prevent this case.
But, it is best for you as a pet owner to take advise from veterinarians – which product and what kind of treatment is the best for you pal. Every dog’s owner should be alert for fleas and ticks, because if you are being lazy to keep your dog’s cleanliness, these fleas and ticks is ready to take over your dog’s skin.
You should really be careful to this one, because you could find it in everywhere. You could find it indoor and absolutely you could find it at outside. And also – the basement – it’s an amazing place for it to grow and spread it population. The dampness and humidity allow mold to grow rapidly – it even spread into areas like shower and window.
If your dog inhale the mold spores, the very typically – the first thing of the irritation will form as itchy skin. Especially if your dog is under three years old. Yes, it could attack every age, but a dog under three years old, they have the bigger sensitivity risk more than the older one. If you observe that your dog has the symptom of the allergy, it is best to schedule the meeting with the veterinary as soon as possible.
Human who has a mold allergy – when they inhale the spores – will suffer the respiratory symptoms. But in dog, the manifest of the symptoms will be form as a skin problem such hair loss, hot spots, pruritus (extreme itching and scratching), ear infection, chewing of paws, odorous and thickened skin, also scaliness and redness skins.
Some dog’s breed has bigger risk of sensitivity than other such Poodles, Pugs, Golden Retriever, German Shepherds, Terriers, and Shih Tzuz. And if your dog already caught with this allergy, there is some treatment you could do to help them:
The veterinarian will increase the allergen injections dosage for the treatment to desensitizing the mold on your beloved one.
- Frequent Bathing
You have to increase the bathing frequent of your dog – and don’t forget to shampooing them with a hypoallergenic product.
- Inflammation Therapy
You should consider taking corticosteroids and antihistamines medications to reduce the inflammation on your dog. You also need some Omega 3 supplements that would boost the body responses of the medication that you do.
3. Constantly Itching
Itching also the allergy you could find during rain – especially if your dog get the contract will the rain during a walk. Maybe, you will notice a simple tickle on your dog, or scratching, licking, and biting on some part of their body part, but it will continue to spread until it taken care of.
Contact between the dog’s skin and the rain could trigger the itching. The rain water contaminated with a lot of unknown chemicals with a high possibility could harm your dog. Whether it’s a virus or bacteria, these particles might be perform contradict effect between the skin and those particles.
So, it is very important – as soon as possible – after getting a walk – you should bath your dog and make sure every single body part and coat is clean from all the foreign objects. This to prevent your dog’s skin contaminated with the unknown particles. Also, if your dog already perform this constant itching, the best way is to take them to veterinary, to track the causes of itching.