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What To Know About Dog Allergies

by Albert John February 08, 2018

What To Know About Dog Allergies

The most popular dog allergies professionals see are ones that develop from household item exposure such as cleaning chemicals or scented candles or reactions to the saliva in flea bites. Allergies in dog food aren’t as popular. The dog allergy doesn’t manifest as a human allergy will with watery eyes or sneezing. Instead, dog allergies are mostly written on the body of the dog.

Dog allergy symptoms take external forms – rashes, itching, skin irritations, or ear infections.


The keyword here is development. Allergies in dog food take time and consistent exposure to a certain allergen in order to cause symptoms. Though they could develop while they are small, for almost all dogs, food allergies could show up anytime between 3 up to 12 years old. It is fortunate that the inflamed and reddish skin that signals the allergic reactions of the dog are in spots that are easy to find since fur conceals much of their skin.

  • Toes
  • Genital Area
  • Face
  • Ears
  • Armpits


The most popular allergies to dog food are typically reactions to proteins in the dog food that they take. Allergies in dog food start when the digestive system of the dog fails to completely process or break down food proteins and to absorb required nutrients from them. In the future, their bodies start deducing these indigestible proteins as illnesses. Items that could cause allergies of food in dogs include:

  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Rice
  • Flax Seed
  • Corn
  • Eggs
  • Dairy Products
  • Lamb
  • Venison
  • Chicken
  • Beef
Albert John
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