At my son’s 18 month appointment with his pediatrician, we were relieved to learn that he was gaining, growing, and developing wonderfully despite his food allergies, diet limitations and the fact that he is still barely eating when he is at day care. During this visit, he had two shots and barely cried. (He is braver than me who passes out with shots or blood work sometimes. Ha!)
Then, the weekend came and so did some crazy symptoms yet again. Waking up on Friday evening screaming, shaking, and sweating with a fever of 104, we were told this was probably a reaction to one of the shots and would pass soon. Otherwise, he looked great. There were no signs of sickness or infection. Then, this lead to another weekend of barely eating and another eczema flare-up. This is stressful and frustrating because I wish I could do more to take this all away.
To add to this, my husband came in from doing yard work with a skin irritation. Hives or a rash of some kind are common after an hour or two outside mowing or raking. Usually, a shower helps these to fade.
I have three guys in my life though; the third being my 3.5 year old yellow Labrador, Bailey.
Every Autumn and Spring he begins to chew away at his paws often making them raw. Due to the timing of this, veterinarians have told us that he suffers from seasonal atopy because of pollen and ragweed allergies. He experiences this mostly in the Fall though.
Check out more about dogs and allergies:
While in our case our furry guy has seasonal allergies, it is also important to mention that dogs can also have food allergies or an intolerance.
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How can you help your dog when he or she is experiencing allergies:
Hoping my three special guys have some relief soon, we smile on and wish everyone a great week.