Allergies

Allergies can become a problem when you own a dog, and of course you’ll sacrifice the sneezing and itchy, watery eyes for the love of your dog. However, we can help you with your allergy problems.

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Dog Skin Infections: How To Spot The Signs & When To Seek Treatment

Is your dog’s irritated skin giving you cause for concern? You’re not alone. Dogs are extremely prone to skin problems. In fact, skin conditions are the second most common ailment that dog parents face when seeking veterinary care. If your dog is itching or licking incessantly or he has patches of skin that don’t look normal, your dog could have a skin infection. We’ll tell you what to look out for, when it’s time to see your vet, and other need-to-know information about skin infections…

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Best Hydrolyzed Dog Food: Sensitive Skin, Wet, Alternative & More

You, like me, are not alone if you have never heard of hydrolyzed dog food. Many of us only learn about this specially formulated nutritional option if our pup needs it. Hydrolyzed dog food is a specialty product, often available by veterinarian prescription, with the protein broken down into tiny particles, making it easier to digest. Dogs generally only need this diet if they are experiencing food intolerance, allergy, or irritable bowel disease. So, what exactly is hydrolyzed protein dog food? I explain what it is and discuss some top picks.

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Best Grain-Free Dog Food & Is It Bad For Your Pup?

Chances are you know at least one person who has gone gluten or grain-free, who cites the benefits of the Paleo Diet or quotes from the bestselling books Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. Grocery stores have made shelf space for gluten-free pastas, crackers, cereals, cookies, and cake mixes and restaurants offer gluten-free pizza and beer to appeal to grain-free customers. But what about our four-legged fur babies? Learn more about the pros of going grain-free and how it can benefit your pup…

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9 Best Dog Allergy Supplements: Anti-Itch Chews, Oils, Vitamins & More

Itchy skin and digestive issues are common problems with our pups. And sometimes, allergies or intolerances to environmental or food allergens are to blame. If you suspect your dog’s symptoms are due to allergies, you’re certainly not alone. That’s why the commercial market is flooded with supplements that claim to relieve dog allergies. As with all consumer products, some allergy supplements for dogs are of higher quality and more effective than others. We’ve done our research to weed through your options. We hope you can find allergy relief for your furry friend with one of our top picks.

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13 Best Chicken-Free Dog Foods For Puppies, Adults & Seniors With Allergies

If you suspect or have already confirmed that your furry friend has an intolerance or allergies to chicken, you’re certainly not alone. Chicken is one of the top four culprits for dog food allergies (along with beef, dairy products, and wheat). This dietary restriction can make it difficult to find an ideal food for your pup because so many dog foods contain chicken products. Fortunately, we’ve researched hundreds of dog food brands and formulas to give you our best advice. We’ve determined that the Farmer’s Dog, Ollie, and Spot & Tango are among your best options for chicken-free dog food for every life stage. We have other budget-friendly dry dog food options for you as well.

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Dog Allergy Testing: How Much Does It Cost And Is It Worth It? We Review The Best Tests

Is your dog scratching incessantly? Or do you think your dog isn’t tolerating his food well because he’s having ongoing digestive issues? Can dogs be tested for food allergies or other types of allergies at home? Yes, there’s an easy way to test your dog for a wide variety of allergies from the convenience of your home. We review some of the best at-home dog allergy test kits that can help you uncover what may be pestering your pup.

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Benadryl For Dogs: Is It Safe? What’s The Recommended Dosage?

If you have a dog, you’ve probably experienced a time when he’s been itchy for one reason or another. There’s nothing more frustrating as a pet owner than watching your pup scratch away with no relief in sight. Just like us, dogs are susceptible to minor allergies and reactions. Luckily, there’s an over-the-counter medication that veterinarians and pet owners can trust to take the edge off. In this article, we’ll discuss the many uses of Benadryl and the safe ways to add it to your beloved companions’ routine.

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Benadryl Dosage For Dogs: Safe Guidelines & Dosage Charts

If you have a dog, you’ve probably experienced a time when he’s been itchy for one reason or another. There’s nothing more frustrating as a pet owner than watching your pup scratch away with no relief in sight. Just like us, dogs are susceptible to minor allergies and reactions. Luckily, there’s an over-the-counter medication that veterinarians and pet owners can trust to take the edge off. In this article, we’ll discuss the many uses of Benadryl and the safe ways to add it to your beloved companions’ routine.

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10 Best Hypoallergenic Dog Treats: Plus Homemade and For Skin Allergies

Whether you suspect your dog has a food intolerance or you’ve already confirmed it, finding treats for your furry friend can be quite challenging. As you’ve likely already discovered, many commercial treats contain ingredients that are far from allergy-friendly. But fortunately, there’s a quickly growing market for healthy, natural, and limited-ingredient dog treats, and many are excellent options for food-sensitive pups. See our 10 best hypoallergenic dog treats for all breeds and dietary needs. And for doggies new to the food-intolerance rollercoaster, we give you ideal treat ingredients to look for (and those to avoid), ways to narrow down what’s causing your pup’s allergy symptoms, and much more.

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