From the desk of Sharda Baker.
Hi and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda with your Poodle newsletter.
We will be discussing a little something different today though. Instead of having a little fun, we are turning attention to something a little more serious in the form of Poodle allergies.
Poodle allergies are just as common as those in any other breed of dog.
Effectively, your Poodle may be allergic to several things or could be allergic to nothing but you have absolutely no way of knowing in advance. Read on to find out more!
ALL ABOUT POODLE ALLERGIES
Poodle allergies come in two forms – internal and external.
The former is related to food or anything else that is ingested or inhaled whereas the latter is related to external irritants, such as those things your Poodle comes into contact with like fleas, substances and grooming products.
There is no way of knowing in advance what your dog’s Poodle allergies will be so it is just a case of waiting to see, recognizing the symptoms and dealing with them accordingly.
It may be that your Poodle breeder has already discovered a few when your puppy is with them. If this is the case then reputable Poodle breeders will tell you about them so you can avoid the causes in the future.
If not then Poodle allergies are nothing to worry about as long as you are prepared.
RECOGNIZING POODLE ALLERGIES
Poodle allergies, just like their symptoms, vary from dog to dog so you may have to be vigilant when introducing your dog to anything new for a little while if he or she has not had a reaction to anything else.
Internal allergies may cause symptoms like bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, retching or even struggling for breath.
In short, they are pretty similar to the reactions that we display when we are allergic to something. If you believe it is food then it can be difficult to distinguish an ingredient that provokes the allergy but your vet may be able to help you with this.
You should always seek veterinary help for internal allergies though because this will help to sort them out and relieve discomfort.
External or contact allergies are a little different. If your Poodle allergies are external then a rash may appear, in addition to severe itching and maybe even open sores.
Carpet cleaners, shampoos and bedding are the most common allergies for this particular type so you should just be aware of what you use and when you use it.
Again, it is worth seeking the help of a vet because it may be that your dog has open sores that have become infected.
Prescribed creams can also help to relieve the itching to a degree.
TAKING ACTION FOR POODLE HEALTH
You absolutely must address Poodle allergies if you want to ensure Poodle health for years to come. Allergies are easy to deal with providing that you identify what causes the allergies to begin with and take appropriate evasive action to ensure that your dog never comes into contact with them again.
Seeking veterinary advice will really help you if you are unsure of anything so never be afraid to ask.
I hope that this information has helped to give you a little more knowledge on the topic of Poodle allergies.
It really is essential to get an idea of what allergies are, the symptoms they cause and how to deal with them for your Poodle’s health so make sure that you are up to date.
Thanks for listening!
All the best and take care