Dog Hives

Dog Hives

Dog hives, medically known as urticaria, are an allergic reaction to allergens such as foods, insect bites and stings, medicines, and other chemicals. Hives usually appear suddenly and are small, round, raised bumps on the skin. The hair sticks...

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Dog Flea Allergies

Dog Flea Allergies

Flea allergy dermatitis, aka flea allergies, or flea bite hypersensitivity, is an extremely common allergy in dogs. It is caused by an allergic reaction to one or more substances in the saliva of fleas. Some dogs may have an immediate reaction to...

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Sneezing in Dogs

Sneezing in Dogs

Like us, dogs sneeze from time to time. Occasional sneezing in dogs is normal and is no cause for worry. But of course dog sneezing repeatedly is another story. Repeated sneezing is a symptom and not an illness by itself. It is an early...

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Benadryl for Dogs

Benadryl for Dogs

Antihistamines such as Benadryl are the second most common medications for dog allergy treatment, after corticosteroids. Antihistamines are considered not as effective as corticosteroids in treating dog allergies, but they are the preferred...

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Allergy Shots for Dogs

Allergy Shots for Dogs

Hyposensitization, more commonly known as allergy shots, is one conventional dog allergy treatment option. (Other conventional dog allergy treatment options include the use of corticosteroids and antihistamines.) Allergy shots for dogs usually...

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Dog Bee Stings

Dog Bee Stings

The stings of bees and wasps cause localized pain, swelling and mild redness to the site of the sting. Understandably, common sites are parts of the dog’s body not covered by hair, such as the nose or the paws. Sometimes, even if the site...

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