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Just like people, dogs can suffer from seasonal allergies. Depending on the specific allergen and breed of dog, seasonal allergies can affect anywhere from 10-25% of dogs.

Seasonal Allergies in Tollers and Goldens

Seasonal Allergy Symptoms in Dogs

Here are some signs your dog might have seasonal allergies:

If you think your dog may be suffering from seasonal allergies, it’s important to consult your veterinarian before trying any type of treatment.,

Seasonal Allergies in Huskies

Causes of Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

Airborne allergens are the most common cause of seasonal allergies in dogs, including:

Allergy season for dogs is most noticeable from spring through early fall.

Dust Mites & Fleas

Though not as common as airborne irritants, dust mites and fleas can also cause respiratory and skin issues during allergy season. Dust mites are microscopic pests (technically arachnids, since they have eight legs) that can be carried in the air and breathed in, and they’re most active in summer months. Fleas can also cause an allergic reaction in some dogs, and fleas are most active in summer and fall.

Seasonal Allergies in Corgis

How to Help a Dog with Seasonal Allergies

Start by talking to your vet about your dog’s symptoms and follow the treatment plan they recommend, which could include medication.

Try to avoid exposing your dog to things that trigger their allergies:

If your dog is sensitive to irritants like smoke, perfume or other chemicals (including air fresheners and air pollution) it can worsen their seasonal allergy symptoms. Reducing your dog’s exposure to these triggers can also help.

Home remedies to treat a dog’s seasonal allergies include:

Though these tips are generally safe for most dogs, you should always check with your vet before trying a home remedy for your dog’s allergy symptoms!

Dog Food for Seasonal Allergies

There isn’t a type of dog food that can treat seasonal allergies, but feeding your dog a high-quality diet supports their overall health which can help reduce their allergy symptoms. Many of our recipes include omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics, which are known to support healthy skin in dogs. Minimally processed dog food made from premium ingredients supports a healthy gut microbiome. Poor gut health compromises your dog’s immune system, which can make seasonal allergies worse. Learn more about the importance of supporting your dog’s digestive health!

Will My Dog’s Seasonal Allergies Ever Go Away?

There’s no cure for seasonal allergies in dogs or in people. But supporting your dog’s overall health with regular wellness checks, a healthy diet, proper hydration and regular exercise can help reduce the severity of their seasonal allergy symptoms.

Seasonal Allergies in Mixed Breed Dogs

Differences Between Seasonal & Food Allergies in Dogs

In dogs, seasonal allergies and food allergies can share many of the same symptoms. The difference is that seasonal allergies usually only flare up during warmer months, while food allergies can be triggered any time of the year.

If you’re not sure whether your dog is suffering from seasonal or food allergies, the best thing you can do is talk to your veterinarian. Seasonal allergies are a fact of life for some dogs, but with your vet’s advice and a healthy lifestyle, the symptoms can be managed. Thunderstorms are another seasonal trigger for many dogs, and luckily there are ways you can help keep your dog calm during a storm.

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