Do seasonal allergies cause your furry friend to constantly scratch and bite? Seasonal allergies are generally caused by allergens triggering your dog’s allergies at certain times of the year. Some “seasonal” allergies can show up all year depending on the climate you live in. Dogs living in San Diego will be dealing with different allergies and allergy cycles than dogs living in Minneapolis. Seasonal allergies can also turn in to year-round allergies in older dogs and they can get more severe as your dog ages.
Common Allergens Triggering Seasonal Allergies in Dogs
- Mold spores
- Dust mites
- Flea saliva
- Other environmental allergens
What are Some Allergy Symptoms in Dogs?
If you have a dog who is licking and scratching all the time, he/she might be suffering from a skin condition or allergies. As mentioned above, dogs can be allergic to something specific, e.g., grass, mold spores, house dust mites or other environmental allergies, or they can suffer from a chronic disease. A common skin disease in dogs is called atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, which may be associated with allergens. Often symptoms associated with atopic dermatitis may progressively worsen, and they usually become more apparent during certain seasons. If your dog is biting, scratching or licking his/her ears, wrists, ankles, muzzle, underarm, groin or around the eyes or in between the toes, he/she may be suffering from atopic dermatitis.
Common Allergy Symptoms in Dogs
- Compulsive scratching and/or licking
- Inflamed skin
- Runny eyes and/or nose
- Respiratory congestion
- Hair loss
- Smelly ears
Natural Remedies and Supplements for Dog Allergies
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to allergy relief for dogs. Finding an effective treatment can be challenging and figuring out what works best for your dog might take some time and trial & error. We recommend trying some of the following approaches:
- Hemp oil with naturally occurring CBD
We’re not just listing CBD first because we manufacture pet CBD products. We genuinely believe that high-quality CBD can support your dog’s body in dealing with all kinds of allergens (and inflammation – read more below…). You can learn more about the why and how further down in this post.
- Fatty acid supplements
Fatty acids, especially Omega 3s, help decrease inflammation in the body. You can easily add them to your dog’s diet.
- Periodic baths
Baths remove potential allergens and washes them down the drain and out of your house, and that’s exactly where you want them.
- Frequent vacuuming
Keep floors and dog beds clean and allergen free. Try to avoid cleaners containing toxic chemicals.
- Anti-inflammatory diet
Dog foods high in carbohydrates are known to increase inflammation. Low inflammation levels will benefit your dog on many different levels. Pay attention to the grain content of your dog’s food.
- Other anti-inflammatory supplements
As you can see, inflammation is mentioned here frequently. Control inflammation and your dog will thank you for it. Bromelain, Papain, Quercetin, and coconut oil have shown to be useful supplements to decrease inflammation levels.
Consider CBD for Your Dog’s Seasonal Allergies
CBD could be an alternative to traditional medicine that may cause side effects or may not be working. Just like people are turning to CBD oil and edibles to help with a host of issues, pet owners also are using CBD for their four-legged family members.
Skin allergies can be difficult to resolve. There are several treatments currently available at your vet’s office, such as corticosteroids which may have side effects. The next best thing is to try to heal the impacted skin and also reduce the symptoms, and that’s where CBD products may help your furry loved one.
The anti-inflammatory and immune system booster properties associated with CBD oil may help to alleviate those symptoms. Two key properties of CBD include the ability to help reduce inflammation and promote the growth of healthy skin. Cannabidiol (CBD), is the non-psychotropic cannabinoid component of the Cannabis sativa plant, and it has potent immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory properties. If your dog is suffering from a rash or skin irritation caused by seasonal allergies, then CBD might be the answer.
Studies have shown that CBD, with its anti-inflammatory and immune system booster, can help to alleviate the symptoms that come along with dog allergies. Because CBD is easily tolerated, it may be a better long-term option in treating your dog’s ongoing or seasonal skin problems. Even though dogs are more prone to atopic dermatitis than cats, it also occurs in felines.
Choosing a high-quality CBD pet product and following the recommended dosage on the packaging is particularly important. MaxDaddy products are made with 100% all natural and organic ingredients and use a supercritical CO2 extraction process to ensure the highest quality CBD that is free from heavy metals, solvents and other toxins. The CBD in MaxDaddy products come only from hemp farms that are licensed, registered or permitted to grow industrial hemp in the states in which the hemp farms operate. Both the raw CBD oil we use as an ingredient in our products and the finished MaxDaddy CBD products are third-party tested to verify CBD potency and to ensure our products are from pesticides and other contaminants.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. MaxDaddy products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.