Author: Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M., is a holistic veterinarian and nationally recognized expert on integrative medicine for animals.
Allergy Solution for Dogs: Natural and Conventional Therapies to Ease Discomfort and Enhance Your Dog's Quality of Life
The Allergy Solution for Dogs: Natural and Traditional Therapies to Ease Discomfort and Enhance Your Dog's Quality of Life
Avoiding allergens is extremely important when caring for the allergic pet. While you can't keep your dog away from every allergen in this environment, you need to remove the allergens he has contact with as quickly as possible. Frequent bathing and conditioning is probably the most important part of the treatment of the allergic dog. Remember that your dog absorbs a lot of allergens through his skin. When you can remove these allergens, you decrease the exposure to the trigger that causes the dog to itch. When he itches less, he scratches less. Even pets on high doses of corticosteroids need frequent bathing and conditioning to remove the things from their bodies that cause itching.
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