#ItchyPetSeeYourVet Do your dogs have Seasonal Allergies?



I have three large breed dogs. 1 Husky who is 16 years old and two labs that are much younger. Each has their own dietary needs and each have different skin and fur than the others. We Have learnt over the years to watch for signs of allergies. Our oldest dog has been known to sneeze and have reactions to sand and different foods. As she gets older this is happening more and more. 

Spring and summer is allergy season for humans, but many people may not realize that dogs can also suffer from environmental allergies this time of year. Instead of coughing and sneezing, dogs often show signs of seasonal allergies through their skin – scratching, shedding, poor coat, and inflamed skin.

Unfortunately, skin issues can also be challenging to resolve and be a source of frustration for pet owners dealing with their pet’s discomfort. If you see signs of allergies in your dog, take them to the vet. 

To promote a healthy skin barrier and to complement other therapies, many veterinarians will recommend a diet that contains these nutrients. Interestingly, proper nutrition can be very effective to help prevent, and even help treat, a number of skin issues caused by environmental allergens.

If you suspect your dog may be suffering from an environmental allergy, visit a veterinary professional for a proper diagnosis and ask about the role of nutrition as one option to help control environmental allergies in dogs.


Visit www.petfoodnutrition.com/seasonalallergies for more information about the role nutrition plays in promoting a healthy skin barrier in dogs or share your story on Twitter using the hashtag #ItchyPetSeeYourVet.


  1. As a human with seasonal allergies I can't imagine what it would be like for a dog!
    Great tips – I didn't know the paw thing was also a sign.
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