My dogs are my family #ItchyPetSeeYourVet

I have always had pets around me growing up and now as a mom. Currently we have a three year old black lab and a nine year old mixed lab, both male. They are never far from my side and think I am their mama. They are the first things I see when I wake and the last I see when I sleep. Even now as I write this they are under my desk laying on my feet. I could not ask for better companions, they are loyal and trust worthy. A true part of the family. They count on me to take care of them and know what is best for them.

He is in a deep sleep lol Puppy snores #dogsofinstagram #lab

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Sometimes it is not easy knowing what is needed. So we guess and hope for the best. When my dogs start acting odd, behaving differently or scratching, I pay attention. Often a little situation can get out of control fast and as the hashtag says #ItchyPetSeeYourVet

Dogs can have seasonal allergies too

If your dogs starts licking or scratching this could be a sign of allergies.

Unlike humans – who may suffer with itchy, watery eyes and sneezing – dogs tend to express  their allergies through their skin. 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).Interestingly, these allergens can be any of the same common allergens that people suffer from, such as: mould, mildew, dust mites, insect bites, ragweed or various pollens.  Interestingly, these allergens can be any of the same common allergens that people suffer from, such as: mould, mildew, dust mites, insect bites, ragweed or various pollens.

pet-allergies Veterinarians have a number of treatment options to both alleviate discomfort of the symptoms as well as address the underlying issue of seasonal allergies. These options can include: topical therapies, oral medications, soothing shampoos and desensitization (immunotherapy or allergy shots/drops) as well as veterinary exclusive pet food specifically designed to address environmental allergies. Clinical research has shown that diets formulated specifically to address a dog’s environmental allergies play a key role in restoring the skin barrier. I notice our dogs will scratch when seasons change. Their skin goes through so much and the itching is so annoying. Since they can not tell us what is happening, it is our job to figure it out. Taking them to the vet is the best choice. You can also feed them Royal Canin Skin Support. Dogs with seasonal allergies will be reluctant to have their ears handled, may scratch a lot, have itchy, red skin or excessively chew on their paws. An easy way to remember the signs is to think ESP: Ears, Skin, Paws. Dogs displaying any of these signs should be attended to by a veterinarian for a thorough exam and diagnosis. Veterinarians have a number of treatment options to both alleviate discomfort of the symptoms as well as address the underlying issue of seasonal allergies. These options can include: topical therapies, oral medications, soothing shampoos and desensitization (immunotherapy or allergy shots/drops) as well as veterinary exclusive pet food specifically designed to address environmental allergies. Clinical research has shown that diets formulated specifically to address a dog’s environmental allergies play a key role in restoring the skin barrier.

Royal Canin Skin Support

Formulated to offer the same benefits for environmental allergies as Skin Care, Skin Support also has a patented skin support blend that has been proven to inhibit bacterial growth and promote skin healing royal-canin-skin-support For more information on seasonal allergies regarding your pets see http://www.royalcanin.ca/itchypetseeyourvet/ @RoyalCaninCA or #ItchyPetSeeYourVet

Disclosure- This post has been brought to you by Royal Canin, all opinions are my own

Comments

  1. My parent's one dog gets super itchy all the time. Today when I was visiting, he was itching all over because of freshly cut grass in the backyard lol. So important to recognize the signs so you can help provide relief for your pet with assistance from the vet 🙂
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  2. kerriemendoza says

    Love that there are products to help pets with their seasonal allergies. I am sure my Jackson has some and with his food allergies it's a lot to keep track of. Looking forward to giving this a try.
    My recent post Ditch the Tissues and Beat Spring Allergies with Boogie Wipes

  3. Since Lincoln is a Frenchie, he already is prone to allergies. Dogs are like family so, I worry about him too. I am curious to see what this allergy season brings. Thanks for all of this useful info!

  4. My dog is super itchy and I have been looking for a way to help him. I'm gonna try this for sure!

  5. amystackhouse says

    We have two Golden Retrievers and our youngest has severe allergies in late summer until a hard frost in the fall. She gets very itchy with hot spots and occasion ear infections. I wish I knew about this food sooner!

    The most surprising thing I learned is "Skin Care is clinically proven to reduce signs of atopic dermatitis – See more at: http://www.royalcanin.ca/index.php/Veterinary-Pro… That's a big statement and a trusted brand like Royal Canin stands behind their products!

  6. Both my dogs would get so itchy in the summer and always ended up having a severe reaction. They are both gone now :(, but this would have been the perfect solution for them… I’ll know for next time. When we’re ready to have a furry friend come live with us again…

  7. I learned that they have a PRO line specifically for adult Yorkshire terriers!

  8. Alisha A says

    My little Shorkie has such a bad time in the fall, due to grass allergies

  9. Our family dog has seasonal allergies and it's difficult to keep her from hanging outdoors (she loves to sunbathe ;)) so we try to minimize her reactions (mainly hot spots on her skin) with different foods and frequent baths. Royal Canin was recommended by our vet and it definitely seems to be help.
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  10. I don’t have pets right now. I had no idea dogs could have seasonal allergies… I think it’s important to talk to your vet for any questions you have about your pets.

  11. Jeanette Jackson says

    I didn't know dogs could be allergic to Oak, Ash, Maple, Pine, Poplar and Hickory…we walk in the park with these trees every day.

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