He’s itchy, scratching, sneezing and feelings down right miserable. No I’m not talking about my husband or my kids. I’m talking about Harley, my little Yorkie. Did you know that dogs can suffer from seasonal allergies? Surprisingly, many people don’t. But it’s true. Dogs can get stung by a bee and have an allergic reaction. They can react to a certain shampoo, leaving them with itchy and irritable skin. So why not seasonal allergies like dust, pollen or grass?
Allergies in dogs are expressed through their skin. There are telltale signs of seasonal allergies which you can pinpoint in your animal, such as ear infections, scratching their ears, irritated skin, constant licking or scratching, hair loss and chewing their paws. Another way you can tell if you dog is suffering from seasonal allergies is to remember ESP — Ears, Skin and Paws.
The ESP test will show you if your dog is showcasing seasonal allergy signs so you as a pet owner don’t have to deal with it all by yourself. There are tons of treatments which your vet can prescribe to help your fur baby feel better. Even the food you feed your dog can create allergies, so choosing the right food can help boost their metabolism.
Royal Canin offers two formulas of food to help your animal fight seasonal allergies.
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Learning about your pet is important. It’s not just about the food they eat, but how they behave when they aren’t feeling well. Remember that allergies can affect them, make them feel miserable just like we do and it’s our job to make sure our furry friends are healthy and looked after.
Royal Canin is hoping Canadians will learn more to help their dog’s health so they are having a great giveaway for a fantastic prize pack. Enter using the form below.
Contest open from 12:00:01 a.m. EDST May 1, 2014 to 11:59:59 p.m. EDST May 20, 2014. No purchase necessary. Must be legal resident of Canada who has reached age of majority in their province of residence. Must be a client of a licensed veterinary clinic for dog or cat care services any time during the period from May 1, 2009 to May 1, 2014. Selected entrant must correctly answer skill-testing question. Prize: $100.00 (CDN) Visa Gift Card and up to $500.00 (CAD) in Royal Canin brand dog or cat food sold by entrant’s veterinary clinic. Void where prohibited. See Contest Rules: http://www.royalcanin.