Pets, like humans, can experience seasonal allergies.
Before you begin managing your pet’s potential seasonal allergies, work with your veterinarian to make sure they don't need medical treatment.
If your pet does experience seasonal allergies, take these steps to make your pet safer and more comfortable.
Learn the Signs
Common signs of seasonal allergies include:
- Red, irritated skin
- Hot spots
- Obsessive licking or biting
- Rubbing ears
Keeping your dog on a consistent bathing, grooming and ear cleaning schedule can help rid unwanted allergens or pollen that further the issue.
Earth Bath shampoos and conditioners are available at any Chuck & Don’s and have special formulas for sensitive skin.
Find the right brush for your pet and brush regularly to keep thier coat free of pollen and other allergies. The type of brush needed for your dog or cat depends on coat type, skin and amount they shed.
For dogs that shed, FURminator brushes reach the deep layers of a pet’s fur. Each brush contains directions on the how to use the brush for maximum effectiveness.
Check your pet's ears during each cleaning to see if there's irritation, buildup or possible ear infections. Visit your veterinarian if you have any concerns or if your dog begins to focus more on ear scratching or rubbing. Most of our stores carry ear cleaning solusions.
Clean & Fresh
Keeping your pet’s environment clean can help minimize allergens. Try washing your pet’s bedding once a week in hypoallergenic detergent. Frequently vacuum around entry ways, your pet's common areas and living spaces to remove allergens or fleas.
Paws are particularly vulnerable to reactions, so wiping or cleaning or dog’s paw at the door can alleviate irritation from grass, pollen, weeds, fleas or other environmental irritants. Mango Tango Grooming Wipes safely and easily wipe away dirt and odor between baths and work swiftly to clean pets’ dirty paws and undercoat. The wipes remove dander, drool, discharge and cling-ons from playing in the unknown. The pre-moistened wipes also condition skin with Hawaiian Awapuhi extract, vitamina E and aloe vera.
If paw irritation persists, boots can help protect against outside elements.
Sometimes your veterinarian will prescribe medication to soothe your pet’s allergies. If your pet struggles to take pills, use PillStashios to hide a pill, liquid or gel.
PillStashios effectively mask the smell and flavor of the pill so your pet thinks they’re getting a tasty treat.
Allergies can be hard to identify, so observe your pet and work with your veterinarian to enjoy all seasons.