How common are allergies in dogs?

Unfortunately, allergies are quite common in dogs of all breeds and backgrounds.

Most allergies appear after the pet is six months of age, with the majority of affected dogs by age one.

How can you tell if a dog has allergies? 

Symptoms of Allergies in dogs are mostly itchiness with itchy ears and paws. 

2. Causes Seasonal Allergies - Dr. Bill's Pet Nutrition

Are seasonal allergies common in dogs?

Like humans, dogs can develop pollen allergies and they can show symptoms any time of the year.

Spring, summer, and fall are usually the time of year when pollen allergies cause most discomfort to allergic pets. 

Are food allergies common in dogs?

“Food allergy is one of the five most common allergies or hypersensitivities known to affect dogs.” 

What dog breeds are prone to food allergies?

Breeds predisposed to developing allergies include :Chinese Shar-Peis, Wirehaired Fox Terriers, Golden Retrievers,

Dalmatians, Boxers, Boston Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Lhasa Apsos, Scottish Terriers, Shih Tzus, and West

Highland White Terriers.  (However, any dog of any breed or mixed breeds) can be allergic.

What are the most common cause of allergies in dogs?

Are some ingredients more likely to cause allergies than others?

The most common food allergens in dogs are proteins, especially those from dairy products, beef, lamb, chicken,

chicken eggs, soy or gluten. (from wheat). 

Each time a pet eats food containing these substances, the antibodies react with the antigens and symptoms occur.

What to feed a dog that is allergic to everything?

Common anti-allergy foods (novel protein sources) include kangaroo and oatmeal or venison and potato.

This prevents the immune response from continuing to be triggered.

Your vet may also suggest that you try a hypoallergenic diet. These foods are made with hydrolyzed proteins.

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It also contains a wide variety of fruits and vegetables including apples, blueberries, pears, bananas, sweet potatoes,

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