Did you know that not only humans can have allergies? Yes, even pets in the home can have allergies too. And the best way to treat is through pet allergy medication. Allergies are actually the most common problem that your dog may experience. The effects of allergens on them are not through nasal symptoms, but from reactions to their skin. That is why you can usually see them scratching any parts of their body. Substances that cause allergic reaction to your pets are just the same allergens which causes allergic reaction to us such as dust, molds and pollens. The symptoms this includes are scratching, licking constantly, biting, and chewing at feet. The common areas that are affected are groins, under legs, flanks, feet and most especially in the ear. The areas where the allergies can usually be seen are thickened and may have a strong foul odor. Foods may also be a source of allergies.
Pet allergy medications incorporating antihistamines are very safe on dogs, but the side effect of this medication is a somewhat sedation on the animals. Another medication is the corticosteroids, it has compounds which reduces inflammation as well as itching. This medication is for extreme discomfort only because it has side effects which is known as 3P’s; polyuria means increase in urination, polyphagia means increase in hunger or appetite and polydypsia meaning increase in thirst, side effects also include changes in behavior with the long term use of corticosteroids.
Here are some all natural pet medication, such as giving your dog food rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Probably the same as bearded dragon food. Omega 3 is found in fish oils while omega 6 is found in evening primrose. They have an anti-inflammatory effect that helps prevent symptoms from dry skin to sores. In addition, feeding them foods rich in detoxifying agents and supplements supports the fast healing of wounds that are acquired from continuous scratching. Keeping them clean by bathing them twice a week, until symptoms decrease, if severe, will be a big help as it will lessen the bacteria and fleas on your dog. Bathing your dog regularly will cause harm to them instead of making them healthy and clean because the normal microflora of your pets might be also removed. If there is no normal flora left on your pet’s body, there will be no naturally agents to fight against the bad bacteria that your pet will soon get. So it is important also to use all natural pet medication for it has no side effects, it is typically a better buy.
All natural pet medication will also be found for many types of dog ailments, such as rashes, dry skin, skin allergies, arthritis, etc. What is pet medication arthritis? It is a medication which helps in the treatment of damaged cartilages, decreases inflammation and eases pain. Arthritis by the way is a disease same as in humans, but they should not be treated the way humans are. They have their own pet medication arthritis that is available in stores. The signs and symptoms that your pet is having arthritis are as follows: sudden change of daily routine, sleeps more, less interested during your playtime, and decreased alertness, weight gain, having sore joints because of difficulty in standing or sitting. If you suspect any of this in your pets seek advice from your veterinarian and ask help for the medications needed.