How to Care for a Dog Who Has Allergies

Okay, so we’re talking about how to care for a dog who has allergies. And the first thing you want to do is really just observe the dog.

A dog who has allergies will be visibly scratching quite a bit, especially around the ears and eyes. This dog doesn’t seem to be doing that. The dog will also have probably watery eyes, sit; which this this dog as you can see doesn’t seem to have at all. They also don’t have any redness around the ears. They don’t seem to have been scratching.

They also don’t have any open sores, or anything like that. The other thing you want to do with a common spot for allergies is under the belly, down, down, down. And what you’ll want to do is get them to roll over, and check under the belly. And she seems very excited about this, and while she does have a lot of mud on her underside she doesn’t seem to have any redness or any itching there. The other thing you’ll want to check for regularly, and this can be a little harder to to see, is if your dog has fleas.

And those can often be behind the ears in this area, which fortunately there are none, and definitely around the collar area as well. And as you can see here there don’t seem to be any, and I can run my hand over and see if there’s any present there. Fortunately, because of the color and the length of the hair of this dog it’s also easier to tell if there’s fleas or not. If you had a longer haired dog and one with dark hair it could be more difficult, and you might have to move the hair back against the way that it grows which dogs don’t particularly like. Beyond that, most of the checks will be done by a vet, but really observing the dog and checking it for visible fleas and irritation, as well as watery, watery eyes are the best ways to check at home.