Before Miss Nike, The Lazy Pit Bull came into my life, I’d never known a dog with allergies. Oh sure, I knew dogs could suffer from allergies, but I’d never given much thought to the fact that canine allergies can be as bad – or worse – than human allergies.
My husband and I both have allergies; in fact, I wrote about them recently on my other blog. We both spend a significant portion of the year in slight misery but as bad as our allergies are, I really think Nike has us both beat. Poor girl – she’s got all 6 of the signs shown in this infographic. Take a look, and we’ll chat some more below.
Nike’s allergies are a year-round problem, but they definitely get worse during warm weather. Pollen, dust, even the grass can send her into an allergic frenzy. Itchy feet, watery eyes, constant scratching and digging. It’s obvious she’s miserable.
She’s also allergic to plastic, which means we have to safeguard against plastic products (bowls, crates, collars, even toys) to avoid an allergic onset.
We work very closely with our vet to make sure that Nike is as comfortable as possible, and we’re especially cautious of what she eats and environmental factors and other triggers that seem to make her allergies even worse.
If your dog has any combination of the signs listed above, it’s quite possible she is suffering from allergies. I strongly recommend contacting your veterinarian for a check-up. There are so many simple ways to treat canine allergies, and doing so will make your pet so much happier and more comfortable, and as dog parents, isn’t that exactly what we want?
Does your dog suffer from allergies?
What methods do you use for treating your pup’s allergies? I’d love for you to share in a comment below, or feel free to stop by The Lazy Pit Bull Facebook page and join in the conversation there!