Manage Your Dog's Itching Caused By Allergies
Allergies in dogs may be triggered by food or the environment (dust mites or pollen) and can cause persistent itching. If left untreated, your dog is likely to develop chronic ear infections, hot spots, or other skin infections, which can cause the skin to have a strong odor.
Use topical sprays to instantly relieve redness, inflammation, and itching of the skin.
Wash your dog with a shampoo formulated for flaking and itching that may be a result of skin allergies.
Persistent itching and scratching from allergies can lead to chronic ear infections. Regularly cleaning your dog's ears can prevent yeast and bacteria buildup.
Some dogs may itch due to the type of food they eat. Many commercial pet foods lack essential fatty acids that help with skin and coat health. Consider a brand of pet food with natural ingredients and Omega 3, or supplement your dog's diet with a daily vitamin supplement.
For severe cases of skin allergies, your veterinarian may prescribe a corticosteroid for your dog.