The most common signs of allergies in dogs are:
- Itchy skin, which may or may not become infected; and
- Chronic or recurrent ear infections
Dogs with allergies may scratch, lick, chew, or rub. Allergies often cause secondary infections, and infected skin can make dogs even more itchy, so it can be a vicious cycle. Dogs can be allergic to many different things, including fleas, food, and environmental allergens. Some dogs have multiple allergies.
Can Allergies Be Cured?
Unfortunately, there is not a cure for allergies. However, most dogs can be managed with the use of flea control products, a therapeutic diet, and/or medications to provide relief from itching and secondary infections.
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