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7 Ways Pet Parents Can Help Control Their Dog Allergies

15 to 20% of Americans have some sort of allergic reaction to dogs. Despite the prevalence of dog-related asthma, sneezing, itchy skin and hives, nearly half of US households have at least one pup. Pet lovers are clearly willing to endure their symptoms in order to enjoy the many benefits of sharing their lives with dogs. Luckily, there are several things these pawrents can do to help control their dog allergies. What Causes Dog Allergies? According to the Mayo Clinic, … Read more

Allergy Advice for Pups with Itchy Inflamed Skin

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Sneezing, watery eyes, and stuffy noses come to mind when we think of allergies. Although dogs can exhibit respiratory problems due to an allergic reaction, it is more common to see skin problems in dogs with allergies. Let’s look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments of allergies in dogs. With some expert advice from our friends at … Read more

Can Probiotics For Dogs With Allergies Help?

Dog Probiotics For Allergies Probiotics have exploded in popularity in recent years. In fact, a survey done by the NIH shows that they're now the 3rd most popular natural supplement taken by people. Related: 12 Best Dog Probiotics While most people and pets are first given probiotics for digestive reasons, recent human and animal studies have begun to show promise in use with patients suffering from allergies. Let's review some of the evidence to-date: What Do The Studies Say About ... Read more

The Top 5 Issues Affecting Senior Dogs According To Our Survey & What Owners Can Do

Earlier this month, we shared a poll on our iHeartSeniorDogs Facebook page to identify the most common health problems facing older dogs. Five ailments stood out overwhelmingly above the rest: joint pain, hearing loss, skin allergies, vision loss, and dental problems. It’s heartbreaking to see your best friends suffer, so read on to find out how you can improve their quality of life when it comes to these issues! 1. Joint Pain/Arthritis More than 1,000 responders noted that their senior … Read more

10 Common Skin Issues In Dogs

Does your dog seem to be itching more than usual lately? Maybe he has irritated areas on his skin or bald patches. Unfortunately, skin issues are one of the top reasons for vet visits, and there are more than 160 skin problems that can plague dogs, so getting a proper diagnosis and treatment for your poor pup can be difficult. Some skin problems are more common than others, though; here are 10 common skin issues that can plague dogs.   … Read more

5 Ways To Fight Fall Allergies In Dogs

Fall’s falling leaves, moisture, and windy weather means it’s time to deal with fall allergies. Your dog is just as susceptible to allergies as you are, and all that sniffing he’s bound to do puts him especially at risk. Sneezing, coughing, red eyes, and itchy skin are all possible side effects. Whether it’s the mold that grows under damp piles of leaves or decaying plant matter swept up by the wind, there’s a number of things your dog could be … Read more

Dog Allergies: How To Spot, Treat Naturally, And Help Prevent

What is an allergy? An allergy is the result of an overactive immune system. Normally, our immune system protects us from actual threats such as bacteria and viruses. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system mistakes non-harmful environmental substances (allergens) as threats. The same holds true for our pets. A dog with allergies will have an extreme reaction to an allergen that is harmless to most animals. Do you suspect your dog suffers from allergies? Are some breeds more prone … Read more

These Household Allergens Could Be Making Your Dog Sick

Just like humans, dogs can be allergic to a wide array of things. You have likely heard about food sensitivities and seasonal allergies, but there’s so much more your dog can be reactive to. From the beds they sleep on to the other pets in your home, these allergens could potentially cause problems for your sensitive pup. Cleaners and Detergents A dog’s skin is naturally more delicate than that of a human. Harsh chemicals present in common household cleaning solutions … Read more