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Direct Link 10-12-2010, 09:56 PM  
What are some common types of allergies?
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At what age could my dog begin to develop allergies?
 
A.Chakery
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Direct Link 10-12-2010, 09:59 PM  
Atopy or allergic inhalant dermatitis (when your pet is sensitive to airborne particles) by far accounts for most skin problems in dogs. Unlike humans, your pet's reaction is not to sneeze out whatever is causing the allergy. Although pets do exhibit watery eyes and some sneezing, animals mostly show reactions in their skin. They typically chew at their paws, scratch at their skin, and in some cases, develop secondary skin and ear infections. Common allergens include trees, grass, and weed pollens, house dust, molds, and dander.
Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) is another common allergy in pets. Pets with FAD are not only irritated by flea bites, but are allergic to the parasite's saliva. When the pet receives his first flea bite, his immune system responds and is hyperactivated. Then, when the pet is bitten again, a more severe itching occurs, causing intense scratching. This not only starts a seemingly never-ending itch cycle, it also causes hive-like lesions from all of the bites, making the pet very uncomfortable.
Contact Dermatitis is an allergic reaction to a substance that touches the skin. Common products that can cause contact allergies are plastics, fabrics, and topical antibiotics. Typically, animals that suffer from these have reddened itchy skin covered in small, pus-filled welts. Caustic substances such as certain chemicals and poison ivy may cause a condition called irritant contact dermatitis, which should not be confused with an allergy.
Food sensitivities is a general and more fitting term for what pet owners think of as 'food allergies.' The umbrella group of 'food sensitivities' actually includes food intolerance (which shows up as flatulence, vomiting, and diarrhea) and food allergies, a reaction of your pet's immune system that manifests in the skin. Most often, proteins are the culprits. Milk, soy, beef, and pork are some examples.


and about the Age, most dogs develop allergies between one and four years of age.

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