Dog Allergy Research Paper

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Choosing The Right Dog Allergy Therapy
By Tommie Dixon
Dec 23, 2010
If you have a dog with an allergic reaction, choosing the right sort of treatment can be the difference between roaring success, and gloomy failure. Naturally, step 1 is matching the type of dog allergy treatment to the type of allergy. Here is a breakdown of the types of allergy, and the endorsed treatments.

If Your Dog has an allergy to Inhalants

It may sound weird, like humans, dogs can be allergic to inhalants, like dust, pollen, and particular types of mildew. Treatment for this sort of allergy may include avoidance, especially in the case of dust or mildew, where you keep your pet away from areas where they are likely to come into contact with the allergen.

If the allergy has resulted in itching, as it is certain to do, employing a topical treatment like a shampoo
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Place your dog on a hypoallergenic diet, or a home cooked diet with easy ingredients, and that should be the end of that. You could also use many of the treatments listed for the inhalant allergic dog above , however , those would be a non permanent solution only and as soon as the treatment stopped, the allergy would return.

Contact Allergies

These are probably the least common dog allergies - this is when your dog becomes allergic to an item, like a selected kind of blanket, or a plant, grass, or another item in his environment. Dog allergy treatment for contact allergies is much the same as for food allergies - transient relief will be gained by using the standard treatment , but for long term relief, simply takes away the allergen.

Flea Allergy

Many dogs have an allergy to fleas, and when bitten, they develop allergy symptoms. In this example, common dog allergy treatments may help, but the key is to keep the dog, and his environment, free from

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