Skin allergies is a common issue facing by most of the dog owners.ヾ(;ﾟ;Д;ﾟ;)ﾉﾞ
It's very very very...frustrating! No matter what medication is applied, the problem will still reappear... Is there anything we can do? Of course, you must first identify the causes!
The Most Common Causes of Skin Allergies
1. Dust mite
Dust mites normally live in dusty or warm & humid areas. Places which provide the ideal environment for them to grow are the bed, dusty furniture, uncleaned carpets, etc.
☛ Dry your blanket & mattress under the sun frequently
☛ Recommended to bathe your dog once in a week
☛ Choose the right shampoo
☛ On a certain occasion, your dog might need to bath at least 2-4 times per week under veterinarian's advice.
If your dog has pollen allergies, keep them away from flowers and avoid walking them during flower blooming seasons.
Some dog might allergic to certain food. Once your dog is spotted to have allergy reaction, you should change his food immediately! Although there might be other reasons for the allergic reaction, changing your pet food should be the first priority as it is the easiest first step of precaution.
4. Bacteria and Germs
Bacteria and germs can be found everywhere. Since Malaysia is a hot and humid country, bacteria and germs can grow easily. Keeping your dog clean is the best method to prevent the growth of bacteria!
5. Fleas and ticks
Fleas and ticks could be considered as the most annoying issue facing by most pet keepers. Flea bites will not only cause unbearable itchiness, but it will also lead to an allergic reaction in dogs. Remember to apply for medicine around the infected areas to stop the itchiness‼
6. Chemical-based shampoo
Some shampoos in the market might consist of chemical substances that might be sensitive to your dog's skin. It's better to choose a pet shampoo with natural ingredients.