Dogs Get Allergies too! Watch for the signs #ItchyPetSeeYourVet #dogs

Many people confuse the symptoms pets have towards seasonal allergies as something else. Having had many dogs in our life we have learned what to look for. Changes in their Ears, Skin and Paws (ESP) like itchiness and redness are good indications. If you notice something with your pet, get them to a vet. They can prescribe something to help relive the symptoms. A change in food may be required as well. Our pets can not tell us how they feel, so they are relying on us to watch for the signs. 

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My two year old lab had a prickly rash on his chin last summer. Quickly it spread and we were very concerned. We took him in and found out it was an allergy. The veterinarian prescribed a topical cream and we became more aware of his surroundings.  Dogs get allergies too! Symptoms are different than what we experience. Luckily animals lovers have help. Royal Canin wants to educate you on the symptoms of pet allergies.

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When allergy causing molecules (allergens) in the dog’s environment are absorbed through the skin, the result is often inflammation and itchiness (what veterinarians call atopic dermatitis). Mould, mildew, dust mites, insect bites, ragweed or various pollens can be allergens to your pet.

A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid found the majority of Canadian dog owners don’t know the signs of seasonal allergies in their own dogs.

In fact, half of the poll’s respondents (50 per cent) incorrectly believe that the signs of seasonal allergies are the same in both dogs and humans. A further 27 per cent could not identify any signs at all.

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Royal Canin Skin Care Pet food  is formulated with a patented skin barrier blend, antioxidants and essential fatty acids to help with the management of environmental allergies, Skin Care is clinically proven to reduce signs of atopic dermatitis. Also available in a Small Dog formulation with additional benefits for urinary tract and dental health. 

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I love my pets and want the best for them. I know you do as well. So make sure you watch for any changes in their skin and read more about allergies in pets to be informed. 

Contest alert! 

I am pleased to share with you a great contest that will help your pocket book and help keep your dog healthy this summer. Canada only, see full rules below. 

Itchy Pet Blogger Contest. Contest open from 12:00:01 a.m. EDST May 1, 2014 to 11:59:59 p.m. EDST May 20, 2014. No purchase necessary. Must be legal resident of Canada who has reached age of majority in their province of residence. Must be a client of a licensed veterinary clinic for dog or cat care services any time during the period from May 1, 2009 to May 1, 2014. Selected entrant must correctly answer skill-testing question. Prize: $100.00 (CDN) Visa Gift Card and up to $500.00 (CAD) in Royal Canin brand dog or cat food sold by entrant’s veterinary clinic. Void where prohibited. See Contest Rules:
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  1. you should see my half bald cat….ripped her fur out..poor thing

  2. It sounds bad, but I never have thought about this with my pet. It makes so much sense now.
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  3. Yes, absolutely. Dogs get skin allergies, etc. Some breeds are more allergy prone than others. The breeds that are lower to the ground (smaller pooches) tend to suffer from allergies more often. Some can even have allergies to certain foods.

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