Spring is finally upon us, and with spring comes seasonal allergies. But did you know that dogs can suffer from seasonal allergies, just like we can? Find out how the change in weather may be affecting your four-legged friend …
What are seasonal allergies?
Seasonal allergies are allergy symptoms that appear during certain times of the year, which are usually a reaction to environmental allergens (such as grasses and pollens). So, for example, symptoms may show up in the spring and summer months then settle as the weather cools. Allergy symptoms that continue throughout the year are usually not considered seasonal – they’re more likely to be caused by food allergies/intolerances or an environmental trigger that is constant all year round, such as dust mites.
What should you look for?
Scratching, chewing and rubbing are common signs that your dog is feeling itchy and uncomfortable. Other symptoms may include:
What could be triggering their symptoms?
Seasonal symptoms are usually triggered by environmental substances, such as:
Natural Allergy Treatment for Pets
At Health & Wellness Australia & Auckland (HWA), our Pet practitioner Kate performs PAT for pets in the comfort of your own home. Positive Association Technique (PAT) is a natural and non-invasive therapy that may help to decrease allergic reactions to various substances and ease symptoms associated with allergies in cats and dogs.
PAT is a non-invasive, holistic therapy, which:
Want to know if PAT is right for your pet? Get in touch!
Send our pet practitioner a question using our Ask a practitioner service, and you’ll get a call-back or reply straight to your email inbox.
This blog is intended as general information only. PAT cannot cure allergies – it is intended to decrease reactions and help manage allergy-related symptoms. It is not intended to raise unrealistic expectations. If symptoms persist, consult your GP.