Sugar suffers from allergies since she was a young pup. We are fortunate to have a good vet that assisted us to find the causes of Sugar’s allergies. Changing Sugar’s kibble food to grain free has been helpful. Last year when Sugar had a major ear infection, our vet supported us to pursue treatments in a more natural way. Sugar does not do well on medications, especially as a 12 yr old senior dog. Medications make Sugar weak and prohibit her from doing fun outdoor activities. Wearing PawZ dog boots all season has been beneficial conquering her allergies, paw licking and causing her to have raw skin. It sounds silly to be told that your dog needs to avoid grass.
A Dog’s PAW can pick up many pollutants.
Make sure to wash your dog’s feet/leg regularly to reduce licking.
Totally understand how Sugar has sensitive skin. It’s quiet impossible for a dog to stay off grass. We continue to wash/wipe Sugar’s paws to avoid paw licking and raw skin. However, there are times Sugar’s allergies occur and the paw/leg licking happens. Soothing BATHS surely alleviates Sugar’s allergies.
Make sure to check back on Friday and will share you some of the natural products we currently use that ease Sugar’s allergies.
Below is an infographic from Chastain Veterinary Medical Group that explains what you need to know about Canine Allergies.