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Pet Medications – Dog Allergies

Pet Medications – Dog Allergies

One of the most common conditions affecting dogs is allergy. In the allergic state, the dog’s immune system “overreacts” to foreign substances (allergens or antigens) to which it is exposed. These overreactions are manifested in three ways.

1. The most common is itching of the skin either localized (one area) or generalized (all over the dog). If your dog develops a secondary bacterial infection in the skin from itching, scratching and biting, appropriate antibiotics must be used.

2. Another manifestation involves the respiratory system and may result in coughing, sneezing, and/or wheezing. Sometimes, there may be an associated nasal or ocular (eye) discharge.

3. The third manifestation involves the digestive system, resulting in vomiting or diarrhea.

There are five known types of allergies in the dog: inhalant, contact, flea, food, and bacterial. Each of these has some common symptoms in dogs, and each has some unique features.

Your veterinarian is able to help you choose the most effective product and treatment for your situation. The goal of treatment is to control symptoms and make your pet comfortable. In many cases, this is done by avoiding the allergen.

If the allergen can’t be avoided, medications or injections may be in order. Only your veterinarian can tell you the proper course.

More on Dog Allergies

Inhalant Allergy
Contact Allergies
Flea Allergy
Food Allergy
Bacterial allergies

Dog Allergy Medications – Oral Antihistamines

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine used to treat allergies. It is also used for sedation and/or tranquilization.

For temporary relief of allergy symptoms in dogs and cats.

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used in the treatment of allergies, insect bites or stings and other causes of itching

is used for the symptomatic relief of allergy symptoms.

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