Dog Allergies - FAQs

Andy W.
Hoof & Paw Animal Clinic

What are the common treatments for dog allergies?

The common treatments for dog allergies include steroids, which are quite popular. There are also monoclonal antibody treatments, with Cytopoint being the current patented option. Apoquel is another option in pill form, but its effectiveness can vary, and it can be expensive. Additionally, you can try over-the-counter antihistamines like Benadryl and Zyrtec to manage your dog's allergies.

Are there any holistic options for dog allergies?

Yes, there are holistic options for dog allergies. For example, if your dog has allergies related to grass or other outdoor allergens, washing their feet with Dawn dish soap can help remove a significant amount of allergens. For airborne allergies, such as cats with asthma, you can nebulize your cat by placing them in the bathroom with you while taking a hot shower.

Is there anything I need to do in my home environment for my dog's allergies?

One of the most important things to consider is eliminating dyes and perfumes from your home environment. This includes laundry detergents and fabric softeners. Carpets can also be a problem if they contain rayon or polyester, as some dogs may be allergic to these materials. If your dog is allergic to these materials, you may need to remove the carpet from your home. To help with this, you can purchase hypoallergenic laundry detergents and fabric softeners that do not contain dyes or perfumes at most stores.

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