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How can I treat my dogs grass allergy? The best way to deal with your pet’s grass allergy is to remove the pollen from your dog’s fur as soon as possible. After an outing at the park or a walk, one can wipe down the dog’s paws and body with a damp cloth. A more extensive care routine would involve washing with a hypo-allergenic shampoo or a natural remedy.
How can I tell if my dog is allergic to grass? If your dog appears to be itching more than normal, is scratching its skin to the point of causing injury, is suffering from fur loss and is gnawing at its fur, skin, or paws, it may be suffering from a grass allergy. A dog with grass allergies may also sneeze a lot, or have red, irritated, or weepy eyes.
What are the symptoms of grass allergies? Grass allergies can present in a variety of ways, including nasal symptoms (runny nose, stuffiness, sneezing), asthma, and eye symptoms (itchy, watery/red eyes). People can also have skin rashes (hives or skin welts) after exposure to grasses, but this is much less common.
What type of grass are dogs allergic to?
- Many people and dogs are allergic to pollen that comes from grasses. Bermuda is one of those grasses.
- Quick mention of Foxtails here! Grasses that make sharp pointy seed heads can be commonly referred to as foxtails.
- Weeds like Russian Thistle (tumbleweed), Pig weed, Rag weed.