What humans can do to help hypoallergenic dogs

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					What Humans Can Do to Help Hypoallergenic Dogs

Human beings are not the only species that can suffer from allergies.
Dogs can also have allergic reactions to objects in the home, chemicals
and pollutants in the air, dog food, and their own hair and dander.
Finding the source of these allergies can be difficult especially if the
dog is allergic to a few things. If you have a dog that suffers from
allergies, you may notice that they sneeze when around harmful chemicals,
vomit after eating, have skin rashes, patches of fur missing, runny nose
and eyes, or they may show signs of fatigue or restlessness.

Noticing these signs is the first step to helping your dog lead a normal,
healthy life. You should monitor your dog for a month to see how it
reacts to its environment, its food, and its own hair and dander. Since
dogs need to keep themselves clean, they may be swallowing allergens that
can cause an allergic reaction. The best way to combat a hair and dander
allergy is to bathe your dog once a month and brushing the dog once a
day.

If your dog has a thick undercoating, it will trap allergens and dander
and keep it from falling off the body. After a while the dander will
build up and fall off or be swallowed. If you have allergies, this could
be one of the causes. Brushing the undercoating every day will help
remove excess hair before it is swallowed or falls on the floor or
carpeting. This will reduce your allergy problems as well.

Sometimes chemicals in dog food can lead to food allergies. If your dog
vomits at least once a day, then they may be allergic to the food they
are eating. Hypoallergenic dog food is available. The food contains fewer
chemicals while providing your dog with enough nutrition. Try this dog
food to see if it will reduce the vomiting. Wet dog food may also help
your dog digest their foods easily. If the vomiting does not stop, you
should visit the vet to see if your dog has other health problems.

Dogs that are allergic to cleaning supplies, mold, and shampoo may be
more difficult to treat. You can switch to natural cleaning supplies that
do not contain bleach and other harmful chemicals. This may help your dog
breathe a little better. You can also have your home tested for mold,
which could be causing your own allergies, and you can switch dog
shampoos and try one for hypoallergenic dogs. You should not wash your
dog more than twice a month as you could make the dog’s skin dry and
flaky, which is why they are scratching and pulling more often than
usual.

Taking care of a dog with allergies is easy once you have identified the
problem. Asking a vet for advice is a good idea if you do not know where
to begin. They will be able to ask the right questions and help you find
the answers so you will be able to administer the proper treatments.

				
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