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Allergy cases in dogs have increased this summer

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Veterinarians are seeing an increase of allergy cases in dogs this summer, mostly due to the heat.  Dr. Laura Nelson says you should check your dog by starting with their fur, check their paw's, face, and ears, look for any redness, bumps or blisters, and watch for hair loss.   Sometimes, Dr. Nelson says all you have to do is take a whiff.

Dr. Nelson said, "A lot of dogs smell bad when they have an allergic skin disease, their ears are infected their skin is infected." "Sometimes, just after they've gone out to play, taking a damp cloth to remove the pollen can help reduce how much dogs are exposed to it."

She says any infection or lesion needs immediate attention.  For the comfort of your dog and to make sure it doesn't get any worse, she recommends before treating your dog, call your vet first. You should always call your vet when it comes to over-the counter medication.

Dr. Nelson says if your dog is suffering from allergies, to talk to your vet about treatment options. There are even some vaccinations available.

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