As spring approaches, the cherry trees blossom and the sun starts coming out. But for some of us, all that pollen signalsthe start of the hay fever season. Queue the tissues.
Like humans, dogs can also suffer from symptoms of hay fever.An estimated 10% ofdogs in the USare affected by dog atopy (canine hay fever)each year, so we're here to let you know whatsymptoms to look out for so that you can get your four-legged friend the appropriate care he needs.After all, Fido wants to be able to run around the park care-free this springtime!Here are 6 signs to look out for to know if your dog has allergies to the pollen:
If your dog seems to be developing hay fever, then the best thing to do is to go andsee your vet. They can administer medication such asantihistamines to help relieve your dog's symptoms or even give him allergen shots.Whilst at home, you can help relieve your dog's symptoms yourself with these 6 tricks:
Although symptoms of canine hay fever can develop at any point in a dog’s life, they are most likely to begin when your pet is between 1 and 3 years old.NB. Certain breeds, such as Terriers, Dalmatians, Irish Setters, Poodles and Schnauzers may be more prone to developing hay fever than others.
We hope this helps you and your dog enjoy the blooming daffodils this spring!