Allergies In Dogs Are More Treatable Than You Think

Published August 19, 2014

dog-allergiesOne of the most uncomfortable feelings is having a bad case of excessive allergies. Constantly feeling like your head is caving in mixed in with the non-stop sneezing, runny nose, and/or coughing can really turn your day into one that is miserable. Believe it or not, we’re not alone in sharing this feeling. Dogs too can have allergies; sometimes even worse. However, just like humans are able to treat their allergies with some form of drug, dogs are again not alone. The use of benadryl has quickly become a go-to drug to give dogs who suffer from allergies.

Just like any form of drug, it needs to be taken in moderation. When starting your pup out on benadryl make sure that he’s only taking a small amount. This is calling titration and is crucial to having the most amount of success in having a healthy dog. Allergies aren’t the only thing benadryl can treat though. If you have a dog with anxiety issues, benadryl can treat that too as it acts as a light sedative. A good example of this is if you have a dog who tends to become anxious during car rides. Giving your dog a small dosage of benadryl an hour before can greatly help your dog to relax.

But again, just like any drug, this should also be medically cleared. Go to your local vet first and make sure that your dog is healthy enough to take benadryl, but also that he needs it. Don’t be the irresponsible dog owner who gives his dog a drug for no particular reason. It’s easy to say your dog has anxiety attacks and gets nervous in the car, it’s actually a common thing, but benadryl is for dogs who really suffer from a medical problem.

It can crush any dog owners heart to see their little pooch suffering from an illness. While allergies aren’t necessarily an illness, it does go to show that dogs are susceptible to things as well. Some of the most illness prone dogs out there can really have a hard time. If you own a chihuahua for example, you might notice this. Chihuahuas are known for being extremely susceptible to things like hypoglcaemia, joint issues, sneezing attacks, and wheezing. Chihuahuas aren’t the only small dog to have these issues though; in fact, many small dog breeds are known for being a little more susceptible to health issues than larger dogs.

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