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Flea allergy in dogs and flea products to treat it

By Yolanda Pineda Subscribe to RSS | April 9th 2012 | Views:

With all the fur that the dogs have, fleas are something that you should be careful for. Of course, there are many flea products available nowadays which can help you protect your pet, but sometimes even they are not perfect. The flea allergy in dogs is an allergic occurrence that is really tough for your pet to overcome.

The symptoms include: itchiness in the lower part of the back of the dog, tiny scratches and cuts in this same area from all the scratching that your dog is doing, visible fleas in this area and when your dog gets pleasured when you scratch and rub its lower back troubled by the fleas.

Flea allergy in dogs is a reaction that sometimes occurs when your dog has troubles with fleas. It is almost inevitable that your pet will sooner or later have flea troubles and usually they will not be that harsh since if the flea bites the dog without it having this allergic reaction, the irritation that it will feel won’t be that strong and it will take more than one flea to become a problem. However, if your dog has the allergy, a single flea bite will be just enough to cause increased annoyance and irritation. Even if the flea falls down after it has bitten the dog, the irritation will still be enough to cause troubles to your pet for hours and even days.

This allergy is quite hard to deal with and the surest way to remove it at once is to remove the problem that is in its roots, and indeed – to remove the fleas with flea products. And when it comes to removing the fleas, you might encounter another trouble, because they can adapt to some of the treatments for removal and become resistant to flea products. That’s why it is best to consult with your veterinarian first, as they will give you the exact information that you will need to fight the flea problem.

There are many cases when any kind of treatment with flea products is unable to prevent the bites of the fleas and if your case is such, the best thing you can do is to apply treatments to soothe the aggravation and itching that your dog feels before it gets worse.

You should consult your veterinarian immediately if you think that your dog has a flea allergy. They will ask you for all the symptoms that we stated before and will ask how often they occur. Then they will check for fleas in the fur of the dog. If they find fleas, they will tell you how to deal with the problem and give you tips. If these are not working a symptomatic treatment will be performed on the dog.

The treatments to fight dog allergies at the moment are through cortisone in tablets as well as gel or cream treatment. Sadly, these are about all of the treatments that we can use when there is a case of a dog allergy as antihistamines don’t work on dogs the way that they do on people.

Yolanda Pineda - About Author:
Summer is getting closer and closer. For us it will bring lots of fun at the beaches, out-door cooking, parties and so on. For dogs and their owners it will also bring fleas (did you know the term in Danish is lopper hund). Learn which are the best products to get rid of them here: loppemiddel is the term in Danish.

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