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Dr. Al Townshend An environmental allergy is an abnormal reaction by the immune system to a substance in the environment. Pets can become exposed to the offending substance (an allergen) by inhaling it, swallowing with food or through exposure to the skin, eyes or nose. Most environmental reactions are to plant, animal and insect proteins, […]
Dr. Al Townshend While allergies and sensitivities to food are not all that common in dogs and especially cats, they can occur. They can be challenging to diagnose and control, which can mean frequent trips to the veterinarian until a diagnosis is confirmed and a solution has been developed. Some breeds and families within a […]
Just like humans, pets can develop allergies to just about any food or substance in the environment. Unlike the typical human response to allergens — coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and in rare cases, anaphylactic shock — the most common signs of allergies in pets are skin irritations such as itching, scratching, digging, and gnawing at […]
Allergies to a variety of substances in the environment such as weed, grass and tree pollen along with dust mites and mold spores will cause a skin condition — in genetically predisposed dogs — called atopy. Susceptible breeds include Dalmatians, Golden Retrievers, West Highland White Terriers, Shar Peis, Labrador Retrievers, Cairn Terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Shih […]
There are four allergy myths that many Guardians believe… Myth #1: Food allergies most often produce gastrointestinal symptoms because it’s the intestinal tract that is exposed to the allergen. Fact: The most common symptom of a food allergy is itchy skin. Myth #1: My dog’s symptoms can’t be the result of a food allergy because […]