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Dog allergies – Contact allergies

Contact Allergies

Contact allergies are reactions a dog will have when physically touching a substance that affect a dog’s skin upon contact. Contact allergies tend to be the least common, but may be the easiest to diagnose or locate as they involve a local skin reaction to a topical substance. But, identifying the allergen can involve some detective work on your part.

Among the most common substances are soaps, insecticides, wool, nylon carpets, or grass. Weeds, mulches, products that are applied to your dog such as shampoos and dips, plastic dishes, contact with toxic chemicals, reactions to a flea collar, certain bedding or woolen blankets, topical ointments, etc., can also irritate your dog.

Treatments include avoiding or removing the known substance and anti-itch medication either given by mouth or applied directly on the dog and the skin problem disappears.

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