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10 Signs Your Dog Is Suffering From Seasonal Allergies

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It’s that time of year when environmental allergies are at their peak – is your dog suffering? Here are 10 signs that you dog may be allergic to all that spring time beauty. If your dog has any of these signs, take him to the vet to get him some relief.

#1 – Itching

Is your dog constantly scratching himself? This is a tell-tale sign of allergies. Especially if it seems to get worse after you have been outside.

Image source: @DonnieRayJones via Flickr
Image source: @DonnieRayJones via Flickr

#2 – Red, Irritated Skin

Just like humans, dogs can break out in rashes and hives when exposed to something they are allergic to. Look on their belly and feet, particularly in-between the toes, as these are the parts of their body that touch the things like grass or pollen the most. Ears can be another area that gets inflamed due to allergies.

Image source: @MajaDumat via Flickr
Image source: @MajaDumat via Flickr

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#3 – Obsessive Licking

If your dog is constantly licking (again, pay close attention to belly and paws), than he may be bothered by something in his environment.

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Image source: @WendyBerry via Flickr

#4 – Rubbing Face on Things

Most often, it will be the carpet or your pillows, couches, etc. Some dogs will try and rub their entire body across a surface to alleviate the itchiness caused by an allergy.

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Image source: @TonyAlter via Flickr

#5 – Hair Loss

If the allergy has been left untreated and your dog keeps getting exposed to the allergen, they can suffer hair loss.

Image source: @TonyAlter via Flickr
Image source: @TonyAlter via Flickr

#6 – Hot Spots

Another result from continued exposure to an allergen without medication, are hot spots. The skin is so inflamed that the skin becomes very red and will even bleed. There will also be hair loss.

Image source: @MajaDumat via Flickr
Image source: @MajaDumat via Flickr

#7 – Red, Stinky Ears

If the allergy is affecting your dog’s ears, than often there will be an odor.

Image source: "Ear infection in cocker spaniel" by Joel Mills - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Image source: “Ear infection in cocker spaniel” by Joel Mills – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

#8 – Shaking of Head

If your dog’s ears are being bothered by allergies, your dog will shake his head often, due to the irritation. They may also not want you to touch their head.

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Image source: @Wonderlane via Flickr

#9 – Redness of Skin

Allergies will also give dogs red skin near their mouth, chin and paws. In some circumstances, with anus will also become red and inflamed.

Image source: @MajaDumat via Flickr
Image source: @MajaDumat via Flickr

#10 – Puffy Eyes

Just like humans, dog’s with allergies often get puffy, red eyes.

Image source: @MajaDumat via Flickr
Image source: @MajaDumat via Flickr

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