Dogs with Allergies

On January 20th, 2013, Colonel Angus McFadyen came to stay.  Here’s a photo of Angus on that first day.

Jan 20, 2013

Sometime in the summer of that year I noticed that Angus seemed to be very itchy, he was scratching all the time and, in particular, scratching at his eyes.  He was scratching them so much that he’d lost fur above his eyes and had made them bleed.  This was all in the space of a day or two.  Of course, I took him to see the vet right away and that’s when I found out that Angus, like me, had allergies.

Luckily (or unluckily I suppose), I have many allergies of my own so I understood how to deal with allergies.  Of course, a dog can’t tell you what triggers an allergy so there’s a lot of guesswork involved.  The vet told me that we could do allergy testing but they would want to wait until he was over 2 years old before doing it.  It’s something I would like to do but it’s costly so we haven’t done it yet.  I’ll talk more about allergy testing later.

Of course, after finding out my dog had allergies, I started to search the internet for as much information as I could find and what I found was that most sites just had the same information over and over.  That’s when I decided that it would be a good idea to create a site that compiled as much information as possible about dog allergies and resources for my own use but also, hopefully, to help others who are looking for information.

Always consult with your vet before giving your dog any medication, especially human medication, changing your dog’s diet or anything else that could impact your dog’s health.  This site is meant as a resource for those looking for more information about allergies in their pet and is not here to dispense any medical advice.

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