Seasonal allergies: Dogs feel it, too!

SEASONAL ALLERGIES:DOGS FEEL IT, TOO!

Is your dog scratching more than normal? It could be seasonal allergies! They just react differently than we do.

HOW HUMANS AND DOGS DIFFER

Humans

  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Excessive
    sneezing

Dogs

  • Smelly ears
  • Skin irritation
  • Excessive
    paw licking

FIND THE SIGNS THAT
POINT TO ALLERGIES:
TAKE THE ESP TEST

Learn to spot the clues by checking three simple things: their ears, skin and paws (ESP).

Ears

While we feel it in our sinuses and get runny noses, dogs feel it in their ears! Ear infections often happen during allergy season.

When to visit your vet:

  • Strong odour
  • Discharge
  • Recurring ear infections
  • Pawing of ears
  • Shaking head

Skin

Starting to get itchy eyes? With dogs, seasonal allergies bring itchy skin! Allergens are a major cause of skin reactions.

When to visit your vet:

  • Itching
  • Constant and obsessive grooming
  • Rubbing against furniture for relief
  • Hair loss
  • Skin redness or lesions

Paws

Pollens affect people and dogs during allergy season, just differently. People sneeze excessively; dogs lick their paws excessively!

When to visit your vet:

  • Itching
  • Excessive chewing at paws
  • Grooming is removing fur
  • Paw redness or soreness
  • Discolouration from licking

WHAT’S CAUSING OURALLERGIES TO ACT UP?

  • Alder
  • Birch
  • Elder
  • Cedar
  • Cottonwood
  • Cypress
  • Dandelion
  • Ragweed
  • Hazelnut
  • Maple
  • Mold
  • Oak
  • Rye
  • Pine
  • Pollens
  • Poplar
  • Ragweed
  • Red Cedar

HOW ROYAL CANIN PRODUCTS CAN HELP

To protect your dog’s skin during allergy season, see your vet about how Royal Canin can help.

Royal Canin Skin Care

Specially formulated to assist in the management of non-specific skin disease and environmental allergies in adult dogs who are at risk due to their breed, lifestyle, or if they have mild skin disease.

  • Strengthens and rebuilds the skin barrier
  • Helps reduce inflammation
  • Supports digestive health

Royal Canin Skin Support

Specially formulated to assist in the management of skin disease and environmental allergies in adult dogs with more severe disease.

  • Clinically proven to reduce the signs of environmental allergies
  • Strengthens and rebuilds the skin barrier
  • Supports wound healing

RESULTS FROM FEEDING SKIN CARE

After feeding Skin Care for 30 Days.

Before

Front Paw
Hind Paw

After

Front Paw
Hind Paw

Itchy pet?FIND A VET.

If you think your dog has seasonal allergies, it’s time to see your vet. Click here to find a vet near you.

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