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What are the most common allergic reactions in dogs? 

Allergic reactions in dogs can be caused by a variety of things such as food allergies, flea allergies, environmental allergies, and contact allergies. Some of the more common signs of allergies in dogs include itching, redness, swelling, hair loss, secondary skin infections, and coughing. If you think your dog may be having an allergic reaction, it is best to contact your veterinarian for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Treatment for allergic reactions can vary depending on the type of allergy, but may include antihistamines, steroids, and special diets. In some cases, your veterinarian may recommend allergy testing to determine what is causing the allergy. 

What are some causes of environmental allergies? 

Some causes of environmental allergies include pollen, dust mites, molds, and certain foods. Other environmental causes may include certain cleaning products, fabric softeners, and smoke. In addition, certain breeds of dogs may be more prone to environmental allergies than others. 

What breeds of dogs have the most allergies? 

The breeds of dogs that are most prone to allergies include Terriers, Retrievers, Schnauzers, Bulldogs, and Pugs. Additionally, flat-faced breeds such as Pugs and Bulldogs are especially prone to airway and skin allergies. 

What are the common food allergies? 

Common food allergies in dogs include chicken, beef, dairy, eggs, corn, wheat, and soy. Other food allergies may include fish, lamb, and other proteins. If your dog is experiencing any type of reaction to a particular food, it is best to consult your veterinarian for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

If your dog is experiencing an allergic reaction, or any emergency medical situation, Urgent PetCare of Savannah is here to help. We understand that many pets and their parents are nervous and worried when they have a medical emergency.

We provide after-hours veterinary care for Savannah’s pets, vets, and pet people. We are excited to provide after-hours veterinary care for Savannah’s Pets, Vets, and Pet People. Our experienced staff will assess your pet’s symptoms and communicate a clear plan to diagnose and treat your companion.

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