Seasonal allergies in Dogs: ESSENTIALS

Spring is a truly beautiful time that brings so much hope and pure joy for you and your pet. Although with a few essential seasonal pet care tips it can get even better!
As you know, many dog's chronic diseases start to exacerbate during the spring season and every time there is new a risk of getting new seasonal allergies. 
Unfortunately, the spring exacerbations can affect nearly everything - respiratory, articular, gastrointestinal. It is important for us to prepare for such deterioration in advance. Due to the seasonal immunity drop during the winter it is more difficult for animals to cope with these seasonal issues but we can help our sensitive fur friends to go through it.
Most common chronic allergy dog reactions:
1. Gastroenterocolitis

     With this disease, dog owners reach out to vets most often in the spring time. Usually, it is accompanied with soil temperature increase which causes formation of all kinds of toxic substances, low-quality products and other debris that is attractive to pets.

    Gastroenterocolitis in dogs is an acute inflammation of virtually all parts of the intestine. Symptoms of gastroenterocolitis in dogs:
    • depressed, 
    • apathetic or vice versa, 
    • aggressive and restless behavior 
    • refusal to eat 
    • strong thirst 
    • vomiting 
    • frequent diarrhea mixed with undigested food debris and even blood, 
    (sometimes) increased body temperature

    Gastroenterocolitis in dogs appears for various reasons. It can be as unhealthy diet, poisoning, food allergies, viral diseases, problems with the gastrointestinal tract, and ordinary stress in dogs with an excitable nervous system. If your pet is prone to this disease, it is important to know how to act in case of its occurrence and how to protect it from its spring exacerbation.

    Treatment and prevention of gastroenterocolitis in dogs

    • Walk in the spring in a muzzle so that the animal does not pick up anything from the ground.
    • Protect the dog from contact with stray animals.
    • Timely carry out deworming and vaccination of your dog.
    • If the first symptoms of gastroenterocolitis appear in dogs, put the pet on a starvation diet and give it sorbents such as Enterosgel or activated charcoal.
    • Adjusted therapeutic diet during spring and contact your vet for further instructions. If the dog's condition worsens, take it to a veterinary clinic immediately.

      2. Spring allergies in dogs
    Some pets are especially sensitive to this season changes which does not allow them to fully enjoy their spring walks in the fresh air. Spring allergies can be caused by herbs and plants, pollen and insect bites. Symptoms of spring allergy in dogs itching in the area of ​​the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and paws skin redness and rash redness of the mucous membranes with profuse discharge from the eyes and nose, swelling of the eyes sneezing cough difficulty breathing vomiting, diarrhe.

    Treatment and prevention of spring allergies in dog:
    • Walks in the early and late hours of the da when the concentration of pollution in the air is the lowest 
    • after the walk, thoroughly wash the paws, wipe the dog's face with a damp towel, be sure to the eyes, nose, mouth, 
    • Try a hypoallergenic diet in case of moderate or severe allergies in dogs,
    • Increase the time outdoors to develop stronger immunity
    • Vitamins and supplements daily