Pug Allergy: Symptoms, Treatment
Some breeds of dogs are predisposed toAllergies, and pug takes one of the first places in this list. Almost all owners of these dogs face such a disease. Therefore it is useful to know about what causes allergy, what symptoms it accompanies, and how to treat it.
Causes of Pug Allergy
All causes of allergies can be divided into several groups:
Food allergy occurs after the use of certain foods. Although you can name a few of the most common allergen products:
But in each case everything is individual. Often there are allergies to finished feed because of the presence in them of flavor additives and preservatives that cause an allergic reaction. Food allergies in dogs occur, as a rule, due to one component of the feed.
Environmental allergy is associated with factorsEnvironment. It can be, as well as in humans, pollen, during the flowering period of some plants and even at home dust. There is also an allergy to fleas, due to the fact that allergens are contained in the saliva of these insects. In the environment there are a lot of reasons that cause allergies. What can lead to a disease in one pug does not necessarily provoke another's illness.
Chemical allergy is associated with a reaction to the active substance of the drug. The disease can lead to:
- Anti-collar collar,
- Vitamin supplements,
- Antibiotics and other types of medicinal and hygienic preparations.
The most obvious symptom of allergies in pugsIs a strong itch of the skin, because of which the dog is very itching. Although this does not always indicate the presence of this disease, it is therefore necessary to look at complex symptomatology. On the skin there are affected areas: red spots, from which the hair falls out.
Cracks appear in these places. Usually this happens on the muzzle of a pug: the wrinkles increase in size, which become red and, as it were, swollen. Also affects the skin around the tail and the hind limbs: it becomes red and inflamed.
Another common symptom of allergyIs a plentiful dandruff in a dog that covers the entire coat. There may be pustules and pimples on the skin. In pugs, one of the symptoms of allergy is otitis, that is, inflammation of the external ear.
Veterinarians point to other symptoms of allergy: shortness of breath and sneezing, but for ever-sucking and puffing pugs this symptom is not an indicator.
Treatment of allergies in pugs
Do not think that an allergy is not dangerousA disease that can be cured with a tablet of suprastin. But this is exactly how some owners act and immediately calm down, seeing how the first symptoms pass. But in this case, the allergen remains unexplained, which means that a new wave of allergy can occur at any time, often the most inappropriate: before the exhibition or during the pregnancy of the dog.
Especially since the allergy may worsen andTo cease, and also to appear not at once, and for example, in some months of feeding by one product. For example, you have been feeding a pug for a couple of weeks with a premium dry food, and suddenly the dog has an allergic reaction. But the food is beyond suspicion, and the owner begins to look for a nonexistent allergen, continuing to feed the same food.
And in reality the allergy is provokedIt is this food. Therefore, first you need to contact a veterinarian, who will identify the cause of the allergy with a special sample. Only after that you can be exactly sure of the allergen. If this is a food allergy, then a special diet is prescribed, excluding the dangerous component, and then another variant of feeding is selected.
The main principle of treatment of any allergy inPug puppies and adult dogs is the exclusion of a harmful component from the nutrition and environment of the animal. Depending on the severity of the disease, medicament preparations may be prescribed. They should be selected only by a specialist, since allergic dogs often develop a parallel allergy to medicines.
Treatment of allergies is complicated by the fact that you can be curedCompletely from this disease is very difficult. Often in dogs prone to disease, after the elimination of one allergenic component, an allergy develops to something else. But this does not mean that the pug must be left untreated. If you do not fight with allergies, your pet will suffer greatly, constantly combing your skin to wounds and abrasions, its appearance will worsen, it will become irritated or sad.