Pet Medication Topics
Pet Medication Topics
Indepth education on signs & symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases.


Natural Remedies for Pets with Allergies & Atopy

Atopy is one of the most common causes of allergies in dogs and cats, following flea allergy dermatitis. It is caused by the pet's immune system overreacting to substances in the air such as pollen, tobacco smoke, or dust mites. Pets that are atopic usually show symptoms of allergies with the changing of seasons (usually in the spring) but can potentially develop year-round allergies.
Symptoms of Atopy in Dogs or Cats:
  • Scratching of the nose
  • Rubbing nose on the floor
  • Chewing the paws
  • Scratching the ears
  • Shaking the head
  • Slight reddening of the affected areas
Dog Breeds At Risk for Atopy:
  • Boston Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Dalmatian
  • English Bulldog
  • English Setter
  • Golden Retriever
  • Irish Setter
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Pug
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Sealyham Terrier
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Wire-haired Fox Terrier

Reduce allergy symptoms.

Administering an antihistamine or a natural solution can help to provide your pet with relief from allergy symptoms.
For pets traveling to new areas, changes in climate and temperature can trigger allergies


Relieve itching.

Bathe your pet with a medicated shampoo to relieve itching and inflammation.


Give a fatty acid supplement.

Essential fatty acid supplements are believed to help the body produce more anti-inflammatory hormones, which may help to reduce allergies, itching, and inflammation.

  Max's Tip: Always consult your veterinarian if symptoms do not improve.