Stop you dog from scratching

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With the warmer weather, airborne allergen levels become high.  With all the tree pollens, flower pollens, and spores in full bloom the wind causes them to go all over and your dog rolls all over them in the grass.Dogs begin scratching and losing hair. There is no actual way to determine what is causing an allergic response without taking your dog to a Veterinarian.  For most people taking your dog to the vet is like taking a child to the dentist. Before you take your dog to the vet, try and see if you can take care of the problem at home. 

There are over the counter remedies that may help.  Apple cider vinegar works very well for controlling your dogs itching. It can be added to your dog’s food but more than likely your dog will not like the smell.  Get a spray bottle add equal parts of apple cider vinegar with water.  Spray it all over your dog being careful not to get any in its eyes.  This will balance your dogs skin PH to stop the itching.

Over the counter medicines such as Benadryl are also effective ways to treat allergy symptoms. Talk to your veterinarian to find out the correct dosage for the size of your dog.  Keeping your house clean and using, an air purifier will give you an allergy free area to allow your dog to rest.

If systems continue, your veterinarian can do an allergy skin test to find out what individual allergens are causing your dog’s problems.  Then your veterinarian can provide specific treatment for what your dog is allergic to.

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