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Seasonal Allergies and Your Pet

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Seasonal Allergies and Your Pet
Seasonal allergies are more common in dogs than in cats. The allergy is often an inherited trait that first shows up between the ages of 1 and 3 years. Most allergic substances, or allergens, are inhaled but some are ingested. Animals tend to experience skin disorders rather than sneezing and watery eyes, and once exposed, they usually becomes extremely itchy. You might notice the typical signs: licking the feet, rubbing the face and frequent scratching. Your pet might also develop skin or ear infections.
Related links:

Itch Relief: Alternatives to Steroids
Chronic Steroid Use

Atopy (
Inhalant Allergies: Atopy (Mar Vista Animal Medical Center)--an excellent piece that outlines treatment options.

Your Dog Has Allergies--Could It Be His Food? (
Food Allergies (Mar Vista Animal Medical Center)

Flea Allergy Dermatitis (
The Flea Control Center Mar Vista Animal Medical Center)
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Leroy has allergies, he licks his feet (sometimes so much so that he's stained them), and he rubs his face alot. But other than that, I noticed no symptoms. Should I be concerned?
OK, thanks Betsy for the info. Alot of people are surprised to find out that our pets can suffer from allergies, and the symptoms to look for.
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