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Do Dogs Get Seasonal Allergies?

Those seasonal allergies that have you reaching for your tissues may also be affecting your dog.

Just like us, dogs can get occasional allergies. Signs your furry friend has allergies may include:

  • Rash on your dog's groin or belly
  • Increased itchiness and irritation
  • Excessive licking or scratching, causing redness, especially around their feet, ears, front legs, face, and belly
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Chewing or licking paws

Seasonal allergies are common among all breeds and types of dogs. They can appear in puppies, but most often show up when dogs are in early adulthood. It's one of the most frequent reasons for vet visits.

How Can I Tell If My Dog Has Allergies?

The first time you notice your dog's rash on the belly or groin, it's important to rule out other causes. Your vet can tell you whether it's seasonal allergies, contact allergies, or something else, such as fleas, ringworm, mites, sebaceous gland issues or a yeast infection.

Seasonal allergies are caused by a hypersensitive immune system. Natural dog skin supplements that include omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils and linoleic acid from safflower oil may support your dog's immune system and promote healthy skin and coat.

What Causes Seasonal Allergies in Dogs?

When the days get warmer, flowers start blooming and trees begin showing leaves, that's when seasonal allergies kick in. The pollen, mold spores, and dust floating around in the air can cause allergic reactions in your dog from spring through the fall.

Early Spring, February - May: Tree Pollen

Don't blame the flowering trees and shrubs. Their pollen is spread by pollinators like bees. Allergies are caused by wind-pollinating trees that come alive in spring.

Late Spring, April - June: Grass Pollen

Pollen released in the air by lawn and pasture grasses in late spring can lead to skin allergies.

Summer, July: Mold

There might be a respite from pollen in July, but if it's hot and rainy, mold spores may activate your dog's allergies.

Fall, August - November: Weed Pollen and Mold

People may get hay fever and dogs may show signs of skin irritations with weed pollen. Rain, dying plants, and falling leaves combine to boost mold spores in late autumn.

Winter, December - February

If itching continues during the winter months, it could be caused by indoor allergens such as dust mites and mold spores.

How Can I Help My Dog's Allergies?

Before allergy season gets too bad, add EverRoot Dog Skin & Coat Supplements to your dog's health regimen. As a dog immune system supplement, it's the perfect blend of nutrients and oils and can help reduce itchiness and promote a healthy coat.

With ingredients like wild-caught Alaskan salmon oil and cod liver oil, organic safflower oil, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B (biotin), EverRoot Dog Skin & Coat Supplements are specially formulated by Purina nutritionists to be rich in linoleic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients that support your dog's immune system and overall skin health.

Learn more about EverRoot Dog Skin & Coat Supplements.

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